International - Renewables
ESB's strategic framework towards 2020 will see major investment in renewable energy and the establishment of ESB as a world class renewables company. ESB International is fully committed to supporting these ambitious targets with a full range of engineering and consultancy services as well as operations and maintenance solutions to the renewable energy sector.
Our association with generating renewable energy has included some remarkable firsts:
- Ireland's 1st commercial wind farm in 1992
- The world's 1st commercial scale tidal power generating device, SeaGen, in Northern Ireland.
We currently have 155MW of wind power installed in Ireland and the UK, 164MW under construction and a further pipeline of over 740MW in Ireland and the UK currently under development.
In addition ESBI has dedicated resources focused on emerging ocean energy with a view to assisting the best potential technologies reach commercial application. With over 6,000MW of potential wave energy off the Irish Coast, ESBI is committed to playing its part in harnessing this renewable energy source.