Microsoft to buy electricity from Donegal wind farm to power data centres
Stephen Robb
Microsoft has signed a power purchase agreement to buy energy from the newly commissioned Lenalea Wind Farm near Letterkenny, Co Donegal, to power its data centres.
14 May 2024 News
‘Urgent’ planning reform needed to meet renewable energy targets
The report from the Climate Change Advisory Council said the national target to increase renewable energy capacity by 1.6GW will not be met without changes to the planning system.
8 May 2024 Renewables
Does solar PV pay on your farm?
The Renewables Roadshow examined two real-life case studies of solar PV systems installed on a dairy farm and a drystock and tillage farm, writes Stephen Robb.
Solar PV proves popular but some challenges remain – IFA
James Kelly, from IFA and Bord Gáis Energy’s solar solutions team, reflects on their solar journey to date.
17 April 2024 Renewables
Cork sees highest number of TAMS solar applications
Data from Department of Agriculture shows there has been 1,480 applications to the Solar Capital Investment Scheme, with Cork having the highest levels of interest, writes Stephen Robb.
17 April 2024 News
Renewables Roadshow: interest in renewables is high, but challenges remain
The Renewable Roadshow highlighted both the real opportunities and the challenges that remain with the rollout of renewable energy, writes Stephen Robb.
17 April 2024 Renewables
ESB to roll out three-phase smart meters to farmers in 2025
ESB told IFA it would roll out the meters in 2025 - including to farmers exporting energy to the grid, the Renewables Roadshow heard.
10 April 2024 News
Storm Kathleen: tips for securing your farm
As storm Kathleen approaches, Teagasc has advised farmers to be prepared and organised.
5 April 2024 News
Funding our water and electricity infrastructure
Ireland is the only European country in which water is free, and even the Green Party has backed off charging for water.
27 March 2024 Viewpoints
ESB Networks seeking electrical apprentices
Apprentices are set to play a crucial role in ensuring Ireland has the necessary skills and expertise to deliver net zero strategy, according to ESB Networks, writes Sarah McIntosh.
25 March 2024 Careers
Steer clear of electricity poles and stay wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, highlights the importance of identifying risks in the environment you are working in.
ESB profits soar to €868m in 2023
Electricity generator says profitability needs to be maintained to fund investment plans.
7 March 2024 News