Who we are and what we do

EDF Renewables Ireland opened its Dublin office in 2019 and has been actively engaged in renewable generation development in the Irish market for the past three years. 

Our development team has a wealth of experience in bringing complex development projects to fruition, across onshore and offshore wind, solar PV and battery storage technology, and is supported by over 300 colleagues in the UK. We currently have an onshore wind and solar project development pipeline of c.800MW across Ireland, in addition to the offshore Codling Wind Park.

We will continue to work closely with the Irish Government and local communities to support Ireland’s Climate Action Plan, with the target of generating 70% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Our structure

EDF Renewables operates in more than 20 countries around the world. We develop, construct and operate wind farms, solar and battery storage projects, and have more than 25 years’ experience in delivering renewable energy generation.

EDF Renewables is a joint venture between EDF Renewables Group (EDF’s global renewable business) and EDF Energy (EDF’s UK generation business).

A focus on community

EDF Renewables Ireland believes in a partnership approach when it comes to working with local communities and landowners to develop successful projects. 

We undertake extensive engagement with landowners and local stakeholders from the very beginning right through to submission of planning and on to construction and operation. 

We also establish Community Benefit Funds as part of our long-term commitment to the local area, which see funds from completed projects go towards supporting positive local initiatives and activities.  
 

Delivering low-carbon energy for Ireland

Under the Climate Action Plan 2019, the Irish Government has set a target to increase the share of renewables providing our electricity from 30% in 2018 to 70% by 2030.

We are actively sourcing new opportunities for development to make this goal a reality. In 2020 we acquired 50% of Codling Wind Park, located off the coast of Co. Wicklow and set to be Ireland’s largest offshore wind farm, and eight solar projects across Ireland from Wexford Solar Ltd, four of which are now under construction.