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Ideagen Pres Donegal - Michael Walsh


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IDEAGEN Event Donegal Michael Walsh Irish Wind Energy Association

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Ideagen Pres Donegal - Michael Walsh

  1. 1. Enterprise Ireland Ideagen Workshop Michael Walsh Irish Wind Energy Association
  2. 2. Dependence on Energy Imports 2006 Source: Eurostat
  3. 3. Household electricity prices, 2007 Source: Eurostat
  4. 6. Resources & Capabilities A Great Wind Regime
  5. 7. The 20-20-20 EU policy By 2020 Greenhouse gas levels Energy consumption Renewables in energy mix -20% -20% 100% +20% 8,5%
  6. 8. Wind Energy in Ireland Today
  7. 9. 2020 targets?
  8. 11. Action Areas <ul><li>Infrastructure Development </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilise Policy Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonise Planning and Energy Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Involve Communities </li></ul>
  9. 12. What are the benefits?
  10. 13. 10 760 new jobs in Ireland Many unexplored opportunities exist, these will contribute positively to green economy and jobs Vital that industry stakeholders and state bodies work together Necessary to increase investment in training Unless the current institutional barriers to steady growth of wind energy are removed many of these jobs will be lost
  11. 14. Opportunities for Industry <ul><li>Adapt fleet – generation, vehicles, buildings etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver required infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new services, systems and markets </li></ul>
  12. 15. Huge Supply Chain <ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Finance and Legal </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Grid and Demand Side Control </li></ul>
  13. 16. Wholesale Energy Prices (€) 20 th May 2010
  14. 17. Conclusions <ul><li>Excellent resources and skills in Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Strong strategic policy framework </li></ul><ul><li>More ambition to develop indigenous industry </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on implementation essential </li></ul>
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