ESB is currently developing over 5GW of offshore wind capacity around the coast of Ireland and one of the key projects involved in this is Sea Stacks Offshore Wind. The project is a proposed 800MW fixed-bottom offshore wind farm, to be located approximately 12km off the coast of south Dublin and north Wicklow.
On 21st July, ESB hosted a public webinar where the latest information from the Sea Stacks Offshore Wind project team was delivered. In addition, the webinar provided an opportunity for the public to submit questions or comments on the proposal. The full recording of this webinar is available here with all questions and answers to be published shortly on the project website – www.seastacksoffshorewind.ie.
A virtual public consultation room for the project closed on 6th June. There will be further phases of public consultation and more webinars on the project as plans progress. In addition, a further round of public consultation on ESB’s Foreshore Licence application for the project is currently open and will conclude on 9th August 2022 – see here.
ESB’s offshore wind plans
ESB is involved in a number of other offshore wind projects, including:
- Celtic Offshore Wind – Phase one of the project will be located 8km offshore to the east of Cork and the south of Waterford. The virtual public consultation room for the project will close on 8th August.
- Helvick Head Offshore Wind – Located approximately 10km southeast of Helvick Head off the Waterford coast. The virtual public consultation room for the project closed on 29th July.
- Loch Garman Offshore Wind – Located approximately 10km off the Wexford coast. The virtual public consultation room for the project opened 26th July and will close on 5th September – see here.
- Moneypoint Offshore Wind – Located off the West Coast of Ireland. This project will be ESB’s flagship floating offshore wind farm in Ireland. In January 2021, a Foreshore License application was submitted to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. A virtual consultation room for the project will open in the coming weeks.
For more information on Sea Stacks Offshore Wind or any of ESB’s offshore wind projects, you can visit the project websites or get in touch with Brian Hegarty, ESB Offshore Wind Stakeholder Manager, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.