News from the Irish Wind Farmers’ Association – Mid June 2024

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Stories from IrelandWind farms have generated more than a third of Ireland’s electricity so far this year
Plans for Laois wind farm approved 10 years ago are again being assessed
RES exploring potential for new wind farm in Northern Ireland
SSE wraps up Yellow River turbine installation
Two-month shutdown of Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm due to cable fault
Market and RegulationSEM: Terms of Reference for Year 5 Market Audit Decision Paper
SEM: TSOs’ proposed definitions of Curtailment, Constraint and Energy Balancing
SEM: CMC Modifications Workshop 37 Timetable
SEM: SEMOpx Revised Regulatory Revenue Recovery Framework Decision Paper
SEM: Directed Contract Round 27: Q4 2024 to Q3 2025 Information Paper
SEM: MMU Weekly Report – 27 May 2024
SEM: SEMC minutes 25 January 2024 
EirGrid: EirGrid identifies potential site for new substation to power electricity needs of central Dublin
CRU: Public Sector Obligation Levy 2024-2025 Decision Paper Consultation
CRU: New Consultation Platform
Gov.ie: Minister Ryan gets government approval for measures to speed up climate transition
Gov.ie: General Scheme – Environmental Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2024
Gov.ie: Accelerating Renewable Electricity Taskforce
International Stories‘Couple EU Green Deal to an Industrial Deal’
GOW24: UK needs grid plan from next gov
RUK welcomes Labour pledge to end onshore wind ban
Industry welcomes pledge to lift onshore wind ban in England
Amazon plans England’s tallest onshore wind turbine
Muirhall scales back Scottish wind project plans
OCU Group acquires RJ McLeod
SENSEWind demos 6MW self-erecting tower and turbine
Nordex Group bags German repowering order 
Enersense considering selling onshore wind, PV assets 
Resolv signs vPPA with telecom giant 
DTEK unveils plans for Croatian wind farm
Iberdrola obtains permit for 274MW Portuguese project
Nordex exceeds 5GW in Nordics turbine installations
Cubico reaches 1GW Italian milestone
Arise makes 500MW Finnish wind, solar pact 
European Energy secures Microsoft PPAs
Qualitas snaps up German wind repowering project
Vestas seals 72MW turbine order
RWE inaugurates 44MW Nouvions
Clean energy: Portugal will begin building its largest wind farm early next year
DTEK, GE Vernova sign wind power MoU
Acciona Energia signs Spanish, Portuguese PPA 
Rezolv, Low Carbon select Vestas for Romanian project
Romanian wind project secures €291m construction funding 
Vifor Wind Farm, Romania
DTEK, GE Vernova sign wind power MoU
Eurowind progresses 48MW Romanian wind farm
Orsted starts up 518MW Texas hybrid 
Mississippi’s first utility-scale wind farm is officially online
Vestas picks up 577MW Oz order
Vestas signs turbine deal for its ‘largest ever onshore wind farm’ in Australia
TagEnergy starts work on phase 2 of 1333MW Oz project
Australia set to house Southern hemisphere’s largest 1.3 GW wind farm
Suzlon bags 104MW supply deal in India
Vestas wins 90MW order in South Korea

News from the Irish Wind Farmers’ Association (IWFA) End May 2024

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Stories from IrelandIreland ‘needs urgent planning reform to hit green goals’
More wind and solar farms needed now to hit climate targets, ministers warned
New wind farm planning guidelines by year end
Wind Energy Ireland launches election manifesto
Call for investment in grid amid claims 10% of cheapest renewable electricity lost due to inefficiency
Planning application received for wind farm in County Carlow
Microsoft to buy electricity from Donegal wind farm to power data centres
Lenalea Wind Farm in County Donegal officially opens
Electric Ireland withdraws from NI residential electricity market 
Market and RegulationGov.ie: Minister Ryan announces launch of the second phase of the Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (SRESS)
Gov.ie: Government approves post-consultation Climate Action Plan 2024
Gov.ie: Ireland, Belgium and the UK increase their cooperation on interconnection and renewables
SEM: Review of the Market Concentration Model for Determining Directed Contracts Volumes
CRU: Information note comparing household electricity and gas prices between Ireland other European countries
CRU: EirGrid Transmission Development Plan 2024 – 2033
CRU: Price Review Six Strategy Paper – Extension of Consultation Period
International StoriesEU announces steps to boost wind deployment 
‘Wind farms can offset emissions within two years’
Global turbine additions hit 121GW in 2023 
Wind power overtook gas as UK’s biggest source of energy last year
Planning for onshore wind – House of Commons Library
UK urged to remove obstacles to renewables build-out
SSE takes FID on 50MW Aberarder project
SenseWind, Forsyths forge carriage partnership
Galileo to consult on 533MW Scottish wind farm
Boralex closes UK wind project financing
Full Circle services Scottish wind farm
UK short on options to deliver “just and fair” energy transition
RPC secures finance for 553MW Swedish portfolio
Vestas bags 84MW Austrian repowering order 
Odal to turn turbines back on following blade incident
SUSI sells 208MW Norwegian wind farm
Finnish wind farm enters operation
Romanian wind project secures final approval 
Suzlon secures new orders for 402 MW of wind power for its 3 MW wind turbines
Innu Council of Pessamit, Innergex and RCM of Manicouagan sign 30-year PPA with Hydro-Québec 
Alcazar receives US$490m to finance renewables
Ribbon cutting at 85MW US array
EDF, Masdar sign PPA for 166MW Texan wind farm
Mainstream, Someva win permit for Oz wind giant
Masdar consortium progresses 10GW Egyptian project 
Onyx bags first Indonesian contract
Saudi firm signs ‘record-breaking PPA’ 
Siemens Gamesa’s Indian business ‘up for sale’
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