News from the Irish Wind Farmers Association (IWFA) End of February 2024

Stories from Ireland
 Shout out for wind farm community fund applications –  (

Government opposes bill to ‘save’ Galway wind farm (

Plans for north Galway wind farm pass first stage – Galway Daily

Interview with Justin Moran, the Director of Wind Energy Ireland:  Ours To Protect Week 38: Irish Wind Energy – Dublin’s Q102

‘Longest ever imported’ wind turbine blades arrive in County Kilkenny

Ireland will not meet  2030 emissions reductions or renewable energy targets

Adamas Wind agrees JV with Galetech – reNews
Market and Regulation
 SEM: CRM Exception Application and Opt-out Notification Process for the T-3 2027/28 Capacity Auction

SEM: Capacity Market Code Modifications Workshop 30 – Consultation Responses 

SEM: Capacity Market Code Modifications Workshop 31 – Consultation Responses

SEM: Capacity Market Code Workshop 33 – CMC_18_23 Decision Paper

SEM: MMU Weekly Report 12 February 2024

SEM: MMU Weekly Report 5 February 2024

EIRGRID: Celtic Interconnector Newsletter, February 2024

GOV – Expressions of Interest sought for participants of the 2024-2025 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champions Programme 

GOV – Minister Ryan hosts fifth National Climate Stakeholder Forum 

GOV – Government appoints three new members to the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC)

GOV – Ireland oversees strong agreement on ambitious International Energy Communiqué
International Stories
 Onshore wind in England ‘could reduce energy bills by a quarter’ 

2023 record year for new EU wind additions 

Labour would lift block on onshore windfarms, says Ed Miliband | Green politics

UK government commits to onshore wind community engagement guidance

Permitting and investment boost puts EU wind targets in reach 

EU wind power target ‘in reach’ but grids now the challenge

Onshore wind in England ‘could reduce energy bills by a quarter’ – 

Labour’s Miliband vows to prioritise English onshore wind

TUV Nord validates Deutsche Wintechnik drone system

Nordex invests in drivetrain test bench

Renewable Power turns sod on Swedish wind duo

EnBW commissions German wind farm

Full Circle wins new wind service contract

DNV pilots turbine decommissioning tool

Rio Tinto signs Queensland PPA

Onyx expands blade monitoring offering

France awards 1GW in onshore wind tender

Vestas wins 63MW Italian order

Vestas divests Kenyan wind farm shares

Greece Ramps Up Wind Power Efforts for EU Green Energy Target

The problem with Europe’s ageing wind farms

New rules strenghten the case for onshore wind power

China turbine orders hit record 100GW in 2023

The world’s longest onshore wind turbine blade creates a diameter as long as three football fields

Minnesota Power opens 400MW onshore wind RFP
QLD Gov to double size of Wambo Wind Farm

New USDA/DOE Initiative to Help Farmers Access Wind Energy 

Queensland Wind Farm Expansion Powers 312K Homes

Laos wind farms offer Vietnam 4,150 MW of electricity