At ESB, we believe in the power of wind energy and the potential it has in leading the transition to a low-carbon future. 

ESB's strategy for creating a brighter future is anchored in our ambition to lead the transition to a low-carbon energy future based on clean, reliable, affordable electricity. It sets out a path to achieve this ambition in a way that will also ensure that ESB continues to grow as a successful business and maintain the financial strength to invest in a low-carbon future at the necessary pace and scale. It also recognizes the potential for new business growth arising from the transition. ESB’s strategy highlights the importance of being adaptable, responsible and opportunistic in an era of unprecedented uncertainty. 

To meet ESB's strategic objective of supporting the decarbonisation of the electricity sector, ESB are investing in renewable energy assets across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind and solar energy.

It is ESB’s ambition that we will generate 40% of our electricity generation from renewable assets by 2030 with 3.5GW of offshore wind, 8.3GW of onshore wind and 1.5GW of solar (dependent on planning and development). We remain committed to completely transforming our generation portfolio, replacing old plant with a mixture of renewables and high efficiency gas.

 

In line with this ambition, we have partnered with SEAI on the AFLOWT project which aims to accelerate market uptake of floating offshore wind by demonstrating its cost competitiveness and survivability in a severe open-sea environment.

ESB is providing expert services and advice as part of this partnership, in relation to planning and consenting for the project and in the delivery of the environmental assessments.



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