News from the Irish Wind Farmers Association, Start of May 2024

Stories from IrelandWind generated nearly third of Irish energy in April
Second Wind Value Conference, 1pm Wednesday 29th May 2024 in Cork, Ireland
Microgeneration pioneers lose out on thousands
Microsoft enters purchase deal for Ireland wind farm
Installation of turbines at large wind farm in Offaly reaches halfway point
North-South interconnector: Scheme aimed at improving security of electricity supply across Ireland set to complete in late 2027
SEAI announces call for energy research and innovation projects
SEAI National Energy Balance Publication
Ireland has set itself a target of 70% of its energy mix coming from renewable energy sources
Delays in onshore wind farms will raise electricity prices
Market and RegulationSEM: T-4 2028/29 Capacity Auction Intermediate Length Contract Exception Application Process
SEM: Early Delivery Incentives – Decision Paper
SEM: Intermediate Length Contract Decision Paper
SEM: T-4_2028_29_Parameters_Decision_Paper
SEM: Terms of Reference for the Year 5 Market Audit Consultation Paper
Eirgrid: EirGrid lauds strong Ireland-France relationship at TU Dublin interconnections event
Eirgrid: Celtic Interconnector reaches key milestone as installation of HVAC cable commences
CRU: Fergal Mulligan appointed as a Commissioner to the CRU
CRU: Price Review 6 Strategy
CRU: NI Utility Regulator seeking to appoint non-executive chair and board member
CRU: Market Revenue Cap Surplus Assessment Supplementary Consultation Research and Innovation Strategy to 2030
International Stories
More than 30% of world’s electricity now comes from renewables, report reveals
UK issues turbine lifts safety notice
Drumduff extension in West Lothian approved
Southern wind turbine landing plan ruled out, Manx Utilities says (
Exus snaps of 51MW Spanish wind project 
RWE powers up German wind farm
Vattenfall banks on Lidar for German wind sites
Orsted sells French onshore business
RPC seals PPA for 140MW Swedish site
Green light for 33MW German repowering
Pioneering wooden turbine blade prototype installed in Germany 
OMV Petrom secures Romanian wind, PV PPA 
EU blade supply chain calls for resilience measures
Iberdrola sells Romanian wind assets
EBRD injects €46m into Romanian wind farm
Investigation underway after US wind farm fatality – reNews – Renewable Energy News
‘Chinese turbine firms dominate in 2023’ – reNews – Renewable Energy News
Masdar makes Bahrain wind pact – reNews – Renewable Energy News