News from the Irish Wind Farmers Association (IWFA) Mid March 2024

Stories from Ireland
 Ireland’s largest onshore Wind Farm launched in a ‘significant day’ for the country and County Mayo
New wind farm a ‘significant step’ towards energy targets
Wind farm noise constituted nuisance to nearby residents, High Court rules
UK renewable investor sells last Irish wind farm
Wind farms supplied 41% of Ireland’s electricity in February
Record Breaking Wind Power: Noel Cunniffe, CEO Wind Energy Ireland 
Planning system ‘significant barrier’ to meeting climate change targets
TRIG offloads 52MW Irish wind farm
ESB Networks says work on controversial Laois substation imminent
Greencoat estimates over 5,000ac of land used for solar and wind farms
EirGrid ‘happy’ with landowner communications
EirGrid: CPO to be sought for North-South Interconnector lands
Market and Regulation
SEM: Directed Contract Round 26: Q3 2024 to Q2 2025
SEM: Information Note regarding CRM Auctions in 2024
SEM: CRM Exception Application and Opt-out Notification Process for the T-3 2027/28 Capacity Auction
SEM: MMU Weekly Report 19 February 2024
EIRGRID: Comprehensive Business Support Pack launched with EirGrid support
CRU: The CRU prepares an annual Work Plan which sets out actions to achieve Strategic Plan priorities and objectives within defined timelines
CRU: Price Review 5 – 2024
International Stories
 Scottish wind farm granted lifespan extension
UK surpasses 15GW onshore wind capacity
DIF Capital to cash in on 26-MW British wind farm
UK university studying grid, turbine solutions
Glasgow dock to handle record volume of turbine parts
Enercity starts up Tiefenriede wind farm
Dorenell Windfarm to pay £5.5m for overcharging
First concrete poured at North Kyle wind farm
The European Union (EU) to achieve at least 32 percent renewable energy by 2030 
Low Carbon powers up Finnish project
RWE awarded wind farm at German tender
Germany awards 2.1GW of onshore wind and roof solar capacity
Downing acquires Swedish wind farm
Vestas scoops German turbine order
Full Circle wins French wind O&M contract
Hydro Rein scoops 2.4GW Scandi wind portfolio
Statistics of wind energy in Europe in 2023 and outlook to 2030
RTS measuring wind speeds in Ukraine
Orsted divests stake in US onshore projects
WindEurope to help Azerbaijan push wind power
Mainstream cleared to add 440 MW of fresh wind in the Philippines 
Avangrid Announces Construction of its Fifth Wind Farm in Illinois