News Stories from the Irish Wind Farmers’ Association

Stories from Ireland
 Tributes paid to wind energy pioneer Eddie O’Connor who was ‘years ahead’ in his green thinking |

Record set for wind power generation in 2023: Irish wind farms reduce gas spend by almost €1.3bn – Engineers Ireland

Wind farms supplied 35% of electricity in 2023 (

First turbine installed at Offaly windfarm site | Offaly Independent

SSE installs first turbine at 101MW Irish site – reNews – Renewable Energy News

Ørsted takes FID on 43.2-MW wind project in Ireland (

Wind power grows enough to power three million homes but is still outpaced by rising electricity demand |

Net zero: NI has ‘no powers’ to meet decarbonisation goals – BBC News

EirGrid to scale back Grid West plan – (
Market and Regulation
 Capacity Market Code Workshop 34 – CMC_25_23 Decision Paper | The Single Electricity Market Committee (

Information Note on SEM Committee Decision to hold a T-3 2027/28 Auction | The Single Electricity Market Committee

Capacity Market Code Modifications Workshop 30 – CMC_06_23 Decision Paper | The Single Electricity Market Committee (

MMU Weekly Report 8 January 2024 | The Single Electricity Market Committee (

National Energy Demand Strategy Online Workshop |

Cru opens consultation on large energy user connections policy |

Installed Capacity Cap Consultation |

Wind Energy Ireland and Energy Storage Ireland Response to CRU202388

Review of Large Energy Users Connection Policy |

Wind Energy Ireland Response to CRU202357

CRU Work Plans | – Climate Action Plan ( – Minister Ryan launches €27 million fund for Community Climate Action (
International Stories
 WindEurope: The EU built a record 17 GW of new wind energy in 2023

EU hits wind record 

German onshore drives Nordex growth

Vestas to use recycled steel for Baltic Power’s wind turbines

EU built record number of wind farms in 2023, lags on green targets

EU Posts Record-Breaking 17GW Wind Power Additions in 2023

RWE switches on 48-MW onshore wind farm in Poland

Vestas introduces low-emission steel offering for wind turbines

New study warns of low UK energy build rate ramifications

England a ‘godforsaken’ place for building onshore wind farms

Wind turbines just set an astonishing record — and it’s not the first time this year: ‘Wind power is taking center stage’

Eviny acquires two Norwegian wind farms

Qualitas acquires 96MW German wind pipeline

BayWa r.e. inks PPA for Scots wind farm 

First power at 64MW Japanese array

Nordex scoops 122MW German turbine order

CIP takes FID on 300MW Indian wind project

Full Circle secures Scottish service contract

GE Vernova, Pattern ink 2.4GW US turbine deal

EBRD provides €29m Polish wind loan

Qualitas acquires stake in German wind repowering project

Nordex scores 150MW of Scottish turbine orders

Ilmatar starts up Finnish wind farm

Engie increases stake in 194MW Spanish wind

Developer turns sod on 414MW Oz wind farm

GE Vernova signs 1.5GW wind turbine deal with Australian mining billionaire

Vestas introduces low-emission steel for wind turbines
Stories from Ireland
 Danish multinational to proceed with building its third Tipperary wind farm

Ørsted to build its 22nd Irish wind farm in Tipperary

‘Planning appeals delays jeopardise NI wind projects’ 

Statkraft to roll out 3GW of Irish projects by 2030 

Wind power saves Northern Ireland £243m on gas 

Why wind farm developments are being delayed

ESB Group to collaborate with BladeBridge to repurpose wind turbine blades for new e-mobility

WEI24: Sinn Féin vows to back wind sector
Market and Regulation
 System Services Future Arrangements – Project Panel Terms of Reference | (

SEM PLEXOS Model Back Cast and Validation Project | The Single Electricity Market Committee (

MMU Weekly Report 15 January 2024 | The Single Electricity Market Committee (

ESBN Flexible Product Procurement Consultation Webinar |

CRU Opening Statements to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment and Climate Action  |

Minister Ryan launches Public Consultation on National (Climate) Adaptation Framework (
Update on 1st February 2024
International Stories
 Three Finnish wind farms enter construction

EDF sells 38MW US wind farm

Boralex wins 365MW of Canadian wind contracts

Innergex sees 400MW Quebec solicitation success 

Enercon turbine sales surge in 2023

PNE Group commissions two German projects 

Resolv secures grid connection for 600MW Romanian wind 

RPC strikes 161MW Swedish wind PPA

2023 marks record year for European PPAs

Swedish wind body calls for wind push in power market design 

Turkish wind trio enters construction 

Vestas, TagEnergy join forces to deliver 220MW Spanish wind

Serbian wind project of 66-MW gets EU grant funding

Boralex wins 365 MW of onshore wind in Quebec tender 

Climate chiefs say thousands more wind turbines are needed to meet the UK’s Cop28 pledges

GE Vernova, Kandenko and Cosmo Eco Power to develop onshore wind farm in Fukushima, Japan

GE Vernova announces 1.4 GW of onshore wind projects with Squadron Energy

Good Law Project takes legal action over onshore wind rules

AVANGRID (AGR) Initiates First Onshore Wind Project in Oklahoma

Massive 430-foot, ‘longest on land’ wind turbine blades unveiled by Sany

Swedish wind body calls for wind push in power market design

GE Vernova strikes 1.4GW Australian turbine deal 

Leeward completes Illinois wind repowering 

TagEnergy and Vestas develop 220 MW of wind power in Castilla y León

Ingeteam reaches 13 GW in India and Brazil in the wind energy industry