Sweco to Showcase Onshore Wind Expertise at IWEA Conference
The energy team will be talking to developers and investors about the consultancy services Sweco can provide at each stage of a project’s development, from planning and securing grid connections, to detailed design and construction support.
Sweco has contributed to 3.7GW of installed onshore wind farm schemes in the UK and Ireland over the last ten years, with another 0.5GW in detailed design, representing savings of more than 10m tonnes of carbon per year. This includes the Galway Wind Farm, Ireland’s largest onshore wind development, which has the capacity to generate power for 90,000 homes.
The team will be in attendance at this years conference, which takes place on the 21st and 22nd March at Clayton Hotel in Dublin and will focus on national ambition and community empowerment. The IWEA believes Ireland can continue to be a world leader in the delivery of renewable energy for the economy and the event will focus on mapping out how that progress can be achieved.
Tina Raleigh, Technical Director at Sweco, said: “Onshore wind will play a central role in helping Ireland push towards its EU carbon emission targets and we’ve seen significant progress made in recent years. While it currently accounts for 80 per cent of the renewable energy generated across the country, there is still huge potential for growth.
“Sweco’s energy team has been heavily involved in the development of the sector in Ireland and we look forward to working alongside developers and investors in building new projects in the country.”
The Irish Wind Energy Association is a showpiece event of the Irish renewable energy sector and its 2017 conference had over 500 registered delegates, industry leaders and policymakers attending, alongside 200 exhibiting companies from across Europe.