Neoen bags 80 MWp of provisional awards in Irish renewables tender
Solar park. Image by: Neoen.
French renewable power producer Neoen SA (EPA:NEOEN) has secured 80 MWp of solar projects in the second Renewable Electricity Support Scheme 2 (RESS 2) auction in Ireland.
Two of Neoen’s projects have been selected as provisional winners in the competition, the French firm said on Wednesday. More specifically, these are the 61-MWp Ballinknockane and 19-MWp Threecastles solar schemes in Ireland’s County Limerick and County Wicklow, respectively.
The two photovoltaic (PV) plants are intended to go online by the end of 2025. With a combined output of around 76 GWh per year, they are expected to cover the consumption of roughly 18,000 homes.
Last week, Ireland’s state-owned electric power transmission operator EirGrid announced provisional data showing that over 1.9 GW of wind and solar projects have secured contracts with a guaranteed price for power in the latest RESS 2 tender round. The final results are due to be published on June 15.
In Ireland, Neoen has three solar parks under construction totalling 58 MW, as well as 220 MW of solar, wind and battery storage projects in advanced development. “Yet this is just the beginning: we have exciting prospects for Ireland as a whole,” said Neoen’s CEO Xavier Barbaro.
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