North Irish Sea Array
NISA brings with it an opportunity to significantly contribute to the development of a clean, renewable energy future. This proposal is targeting a planning submission date in 2024 and once operational, would have the capacity to provide renewable energy for approximately 500,000 homes.
Offshore, the wind farm will include between 35 and 46 wind turbines with a maximum tip height of 320m and will range from 13km to 22km from shore, with depths of up to 50m.
Under the Offshore Renewable Energy Support Scheme (O-RESS), the Government has required that all renewable energy projects invest money into local areas. NISA will have a Community Benefit Fund of approximately €4 million per annum for 20 years.
Not only would the fund allow communities to develop new and exciting initiatives in their own areas; it would also support existing local amenities and clubs, environmental and energy efficiency schemes, as well as the fishing industry.
Statkraft partnered with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) in January of 2023 to develop up to 2.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Ireland. NISA is one of the projects in this partnership.
Visit the dedicated NISA website here