ESB Wind Energy Strategy
At ESB, we want our wind farm investments to deliver long term social, economic and environmental benefits for everyone. We believe in the power of wind energy and the potential it holds to change our world. As such, wind energy infrastructure is a core component of ESB’s Sustainability Strategy.
By 2020, ESB will be delivering one-third of its electricity from renewable generation and will achieve carbon net-zero by 2035. Wind energy has been the driving force behind this expansion, through the development of wind farms in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Progress, and Future Plans
Since the 1980s, we have been involved in the management of the all-island wind resource from the development and construction of onshore wind farms, through to their operation and maintenance.
Today, we’ve amassed an onshore wind asset portfolio which has the capacity to supply nearly 450 MW of green energy to the homes, farms, hospitals, schools, and businesses throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. ESB’s Wind Development team are actively utilising their engineering expertise to deliver a further 12+ wind energy projects by 2018 towards achieving a total operating capacity of 1,600 MW by 2025.