Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA)
IWEA is the national association for the wind industry in Ireland. This website is a resource for IWEA members and others interested in the promotion of wind energy in Ireland. IWEA is committed to education and awareness building to promote the use of a sustainable energy system in Ireland and thus contribute to a cleaner environment with the benefits of non fossil fuels.
The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) is committed to the promotion and education of wind energy issues and plays a leading role in the areas of conference organisation, lobbying and policy development on the island of Ireland. IWEA is committed to promoting the use of wind energy in Ireland and beyond as an economically viable and environmentally sound alternative to thermal or nuclear generation.
Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions to prevent climate change.
Our primary purpose is to promote the use of wind power in Ireland. We act as a central point for information for our membership as well as a lobbying group to promote wind energy to government. We research and find solutions to current issues and generally act as the forum for the Irish wind industry.
Activities of IWEA include:
- Working to influence government policy on Renewable Energy
- Working to ensure fair access to the Irish Electricity Grid
- Working to reform and improve the Planning Process for wind farms
- Organising highly informative Conferences bi-annually
- Making Submissions and Proposals to decision-making bodies for the betterment of the Irish wind industry
- Making Recommendations to Government on proposed legislation
- Working closely with relevant statutory agencies such as Eirgrid, CER, DCENR, ESBN and SEAI to progress the main objectives of the Irish Wind Industry.
- Advancing wind energy through membership of relevant national and international technology and policy bodies
- Commissioning authoritative Reports on key issues for the industry
- Working with the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) in Brussels on European-level initiatives
- Working with partners in EC sponsored projects for R&D in wind energy