News Stories from the Irish Wind Farmers Association – February 2024

Stories from Ireland
 Support for wind energy grows, with 60pc now backing local development |

National poll: 4 in 5 people support Irish wind energy development with 3 in 5 backing local wind farms. (

A third of electricity produced by wind power last month (

Further delays to wind farms will drive up energy prices, warns Wind Energy Ireland | Business Post

ESB partners with BladeBridge to repurpose wind turbine blades – Business Plus
Market and Regulation
 gov – Terms and Conditions for the fourth onshore competition under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 4) (

Minister Ryan launches consultation on Ireland’s Draft National Energy and Climate Plan (

Consultation on Ireland’s Draft National Energy and Climate Plan (

Minister Ryan co-chairs 2024 International Energy Agency Ministerial (

SEM-24-013 Correspondence: Scheduling and Dispatch Programme Priority Dispatch Hierarchy Request 

SEM-24-007 Trading and Settlement Code Terms of Reference for the Market Audit 2023 Decision Paper

SEM-24-006 Capacity Market Code Modifications Workshop 30 – CMC_05_23 Decision Paper

SEM-24-012 CRM 2027/28 T-3 Capacity Auction Parameters Consultation Paper

SEM-24-011 CRM Senior Stakeholder Forum – Information Note

SEM- MMU Weekly Report 29 January 2024

EirGrid 2023 Annual Innovation Report consultation window opens

Dynamic Electricity Price Tariffs |

Dynamic Electricity Price Tariffs Explainer |

Notification to Suppliers regarding Submissions to the CRU for the 2024/25 Public Service Obligation (PSO) Levy |

Notification to Suppliers – Engagement of the Auditors | 

CRU Publishes the NEDS Online Stakeholder Workshop Slides |

Large Energy Users Connection Policy Online Workshop |
International Stories
 SSE Renewables begins construction of first Spanish onshore wind farm

RWE Boosts Wind Power Generation with Modernization of Two Wind Farms

RWE to repower two German wind farms

SSE Renewables cuts sod on 64-MW wind project in Spain

EWG inks PPA for Polish wind farm 

EU onshore wind permitting rates on the rise

Wind energy: How are EU countries contributing to the 2030 targets?

Progress or hot air: Is Europe on track to meet its wind energy targets?

Germany sees jump in wind installations as new laws hike activity

PNE gets permits for two German projects

Wind Power Is Breaking Free of European Bureaucracy

Wind energy permitting is improving but Governments still have work to do

Will bigger wind turbines help Europe reach its clean energy goals?

Europe’s Wind Revolution Gains Momentum, but Governments Must Keep Pace

In a ‘monumental shift’, EU coal and gas collapse as wind and solar ascend

European Electricity Review 2024

Germany publishes standard PPA contract

Flender signs German wind, solar offtake deals

RWE Renewables proposes Swedish wind repowering

73 wind turbines installed in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Axpo, Borealis ink two wind PPAs

Statkraft Begins 519 MW Brazilian Wind Farm; It’s Largest Outside Europe

First turbine up at 756-MW wind farm in Victoria

Make America’s old wind farms great again: why US repowering is set to boom

Avangrid and Amazon Expand U.S. Partnership with 98.4 MW Wind Project in Oregon 

SMC launches blades servicing line