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Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:04

SEAI to grant aid ESB’s Westwave ocean feasibility project in Co Clare

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has announced funding of €1.3m for environmental and feasibility studies at ESB’s Westwave project which aims to deploy five wave energy devices off the coast of County Clare by 2018. The announcement brings Ireland another step closer to capturing our great ocean energy resource for electricity generation. In time, this will further reduce our reliance on costly fossil fuel imports, according to Dr Brian Motherway, CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

SEAI has been working closely with ESB for the past three years on the ESB Westwave project which represents one of the most significant efforts worldwide to establish a pre-commercial array of wave energy converters. The full environmental impact assessment for the site, to be carried out in 2014 and 2015, is essential to advance the project and eventually connect power generated from the wave energy converters to the existing electricity network.

 

Source: SEAI



– The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has today announced funding of €1.3m for environmental and feasibility studies at ESB’s Westwave project which aims to deploy five wave energy devices off the coast of County Clare by 2018. Today’s announcement brings Ireland another step closer to capturing our great ocean energy resource for electricity generation. In time, this will further reduce our reliance on costly fossil fuel imports, according to Dr Brian Motherway, CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). - See more at: http://www.seai.ie/News_Events/Press_Releases/2014/SEAI-to-grant-aid-ESB%E2%80%99s-Westwave-ocean-feasibility-project-in-Co-Clare.html#sthash.7CA9mdc8.dpuf