The Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) identifies the opportunity for the sustainable development of Ireland’s abundant offshore renewable energy resources. To increase indigenous production of renewable electricity, contribute to reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions, improving the security of our energy supply and creating jobs in the green economy. The OREDP sets out key principles, policy actions and enables for delivery of Ireland’s significant potential in this area. In this way, the OREDP provides a framework for the sustainable development of Ireland’s offshore renewable energy resources.
An Interim Review of the OREDP has recently been completed. The Interim Review of the Offshore Renewable Energy Development plan can be found here. The Irish version of the report is here.
A Public Consultation on the Draft Mid-term Review of the OREDP closed on December 19th 2017. Consultation Documents and all responses received can be found on the consultation page.
Under the OREDP Ireland is developing a suite of world class test infrastructure to encourage the development of our offshore renewable energy potential.