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Energy Security

NISA is keenly aware of Ireland’s need to secure its own energy future.

Ireland is one of the most energy import-dependent countries in the EU. Recent global events make it clear that this is not a sustainable situation.

Providing sufficient electricity supplies to avoid potential power shortages has become increasingly challenging.

Having our own secure energy supply will shield us from global market energy price increases.

Consider:

2019

2019

Ireland spent an estimated €4.5 billion on importing energy

2020

2020

Gas accounts for over half (52%) of all electricity generated in 2020

2021

2021

Eirgrid reports 7 amber alerts on the Irish grid system. This indicates a need for much more electricity on our grid.

2022

2022

Geopolitical instability highlights dependence on fossil fuels, with significant volatility across the market

2023

2023

Household energy bills are increasing dramatically

2024

2024

Ireland's renewable energy generation increases - energy prices begin to fall

Effect of Wind on Energy Prices

Wind Energy Ireland’s Annual Wind Energy Report for 2023 reveals how much wind energy can reduce the price of wholesale electricity. During the windiest periods of December 2023, the price of electricity per megawatt hour was almost half that of the periods with the least wind.

WEI Wind Energy Annial Report 2023

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Photomontage Viewer

The location of each baseline photograph is surveyed to within 10cm of accuracy meaning the photomontages are extremely accurate in terms of location and size of the proposed turbines. These photomontages are created using an industry standard process and governed by very strict guidelines. They have also been peer reviewed as part of the proposed development’s EIA process, with no concerns regarding the validity of the photomontages.