Good Practice Wind Energy Planning Workshops

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SEAI is participating in international co-operations which aim to develop best practice in implementing national wind energy policies locally. The slides below include a brief introduction to one of the co-operations, the European Union funded GPWIND project.

As part of this participation SEAI hosted a number of regional workshops and invited key stakeholders to come along and offer their experience and ideas on how policy might be more efficiently implemented to the benefit of all.

The programme for the workshops can be viewed here: Good Practice Wind Energy Planning Workshops Programme

Local authority planners were a key target delegate for the workshops as they are at the coal-face in terms of assessing wind energy applications. The timely construction of wind and grid projects is crucial if Ireland's 2020 renewable energy targets are to be achieved.

At the workshops, speakers from the wind industry and grid operators presented their organisations' perspectives and delegates were invited to comment and participate in an open discussion forum.

The goals of the discussions included:

  • To respond to the wide range of queries made to SEAI by local authority planners.
  • To facilitate a conversation and exchange of experiences and ideas between stakeholders.
  • To identify trends where applications were falling short, where support might be needed and where issues were of concern or needed to be addressed.
  • To update delegates and stakeholders on progress to date, policy changes and forthcoming developments. And;
  • To learn where changes are necessary, where support can be provided and where further work should focus.

Thank you to those who participated and contributed.

Notes from the four discussion sessions can be viewed here: Discussion Notes Summary.

The presentations for each workshop are available via the links below.

 

Wexford, Thursday 21stst October 2010

 

Introduction to GP Wind - Martin McCarthy, SEAI

Wind Energy Policy - John McCann, SEAI

Wind Developers Perspective on Policy Issues - Michael Walsh, IWEA

Delivering a 21st century electricity infrastructure - Bart Moriarty, ESB Networks

Grid Development - Aidan Corcoran, EirGrid

Environmental Considerations in Wind Farm Development - Kieran O'Malley, Fehily Timoney

Large scale wind energy on-site autoproduction - Dominic Costello, Wind Energy Direct

Wind energy project development and risk - Jim Gannon, RPS Group

 

Drogheda, Friday 22nd October 2010

 

Introduction to GP Wind - Martin McCarthy, SEAI

Wind Energy Policy - John McCann, SEAI

Introduction to wind energy - Catriona Diviney, IWEA

Delivering a 21st century electricity infrastructure - Bart Moriarty, ESB Networks

Grid Development - Gael Gibson, EirGrid

Environmental Considerations in Wind Farm Development - Kieran O'Malley, Fehily Timoney

Introduction to Autoproduction - Martin McCarthy, SEAI

Wind energy project development and risk - Jim Gannon, RPS Group

Dunmore wind farm presentation - Pat Blount

 

 

Regional Wind Energy Seminars, Limerick & Mayo

 

Regional Wind Seminars Programme

 

Wind Energy Policy, John McCann - SEAI

Introduction to Wind Energy in Ireland, Catriona Diviney - IWEA

Securing Ireland's Energy Supply, Abbeyfeale Presentation, Deborah Meghen - EirGrid

Securing Ireland's Energy Supply, Castlebar Presentation, Deborah Meghen - EirGrid

Developing 21st Century Electricity Networks, Bart Moriarty - ESB Networks

Wind Autoproduction - Large Scale Wind in Industry, Dave McNamara - RPG

Environmental Considerations in Wind Farm Development, Kieran O'Malley, Fehily Timoney and Co

Wind Energy Project Development and Risk, Jim Gannon - RPS Group

 

Notes from Discussion Sessions

Knockawarriga Wind Farm Presentation, Bord Gais Energy

Raheen Barr Wind Farm Presentation, Eco Power

 

 

 

 
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