About Statkraft

Statkraft is Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power and supplies district heating. Statkraft has 4,000 employees in 17 countries. Our commitment to decarbonisation lies at the heart of every business decision we make.

Statkraft has been making clean energy possible for over a century, long before climate change was a climate crisis – and we invest 100 per cent of our growth entirely in renewables.

At Statkraft Ireland we believe that a better, cleaner and more sustainable world is possible to achieve and that by working together, we can avoid the worst impacts of climate change. A just transition to a low carbon society for the betterment of all is possible. We believe that it is within the gift of our generation to create an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable future for ourselves, our children and their children to enjoy.

As Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft is already playing a significant role in combating climate change. Statkraft Ireland is endeavouring to develop suitable and appropriate renewable energy projects that will bring long-lasting benefits, not only to our country and our future generations, but also the local communities in which they are located. We believe that through positive engagement with local communities and the public, renewable energy projects that are socially and environmentally appropriate can be developed for the benefit of all.

In Ireland and across the world we are developing a wide range of renewable energy projects to facilitate the transition to decarbonisation.

The following are some areas in which Statkraft is playing a leading role:

  • Renewable Energy Generation
    • Hydropower
    • Solar energy generation
    • Onshore wind energy
    • Offshore wind energy
  • Adapting the electricity Grid
    • Integration battery storage systems onto the Irish grid
    • Development of innovative Grid system technologies and provision of services to Eirgrid
  • Maximising the efficiency of Renewable Energy
    • Battery Storage – Statkraft has built the first grid-scale battery in Ireland at Kilathmoy. Importantly, this battery facility boasts the fastest response time of any utility scale battery in the world.
    • Hydrogen – Statkraft is involved in the development of Hydrogen as an energy store. Excess renewable energy can be captured in the form of Hydrogen which is sourced from splitting H2O in Hydrogen and Oxygen. Hydrogen is a versatile, safe and clean form of energy that can be stored and used in both electricity generation and transport.
    • EV Charging – Across Europe, Statkraft is involved in the roll-out of an Electric vehicle charging network and has ambitions in this regard in Ireland.
 
We believe that the transition to a low carbon society should be just and fair, and as such, how renewable energy projects will work in the local communities and the potential benefits that they can bring, are a central consideration for any project being proposed.

Survey Effort Overview

With geophysical surveys due to commence shortly, NISA has reached a critical milestone in its development. The surveys planned will provide information which will allow the project to develop a detailed understanding of the sea bed conditions which will inform the design of the project. These surveys are due to start towards the end of May 2022 and will continue throughout June. For more information, please see Marine Notice No. 27 of 2022 through the button below.

Surveys will be subject to weather conditions and a vessel called the Mercator will use various technologies to analyse the sea-bed such as multibeam echosounders, side scan sonars, magnetometers and sub-bottom profiling. The data will be used to inform indicative turbine location and potential cable corridors. The NISA project was granted a Foreshore Licence earlier this year which allows it to gather information and undertake preliminary site investigations to understand the conditions.

Statkraft has engaged an extremely experienced survey contractor to carry out these surveys, particularly in terms of carrying out surveys whilst sharing this marine space with the existing fishing operations. Throughout the surveys, Statkraft will continue to engage all those interested in the local and surrounding communities in the area. This includes extensive engagement with local fishing groups in Howth, Clogherhead, Skerries, Balbriggan, and surrounding areas.

From the earliest stages of this project, Statkraft has been committed to developing a project which would deliver successful coexistence with fisheries and support a sustainable local fishing community. During these surveys it will continue to work proactively towards this goal and promote continued sustainable fishing in the area.

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