Public consultation deadline for proposed offshore wind farm extended

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

Residents are being provided with a final opportunity to view consultation information on Dublin Array, the proposed offshore wind farm on the Kish and Bray Banks.

This comes after seven in-person public consultation events, which were held at five locations around Dublin and Wicklow in the last seven weeks

Planned to be approximately 10km from the coastline of counties Dublin and Wicklow, the project intends to deliver 700 – 850MW of clean renewable electricity via 39 to 50 turbines.

It has been claimed that this could reduce Ireland’s carbon emissions by over 1.5m tonnes a year.

The final event will be open to the public between 2pm and 9pm on Wednesday, March 29, at the Marine Hotel in Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Dublin Array has stated that this event is intended for anyone who has not yet had the opportunity to attend a meeting.

The virtual consultation room, which was launched on January 30, will remain live until March 31, 2023.

This provides the public with an opportunity to view the consultation information online, learn more about the project and to offer feedback.  

“I am delighted to be extending our consultation period to give members of the public more time to access our most up-to-date project information, including our visualisation tool, and allowing us to have a meaningful exchange of information with local communities.

Dublin Array is a vital project in Ireland’s move towards a low carbon energy system and we look forward to continuing our engagement with local communities,” said Peter Lefroy, Head of Offshore Development Ireland with RWE.

The group has stated that engagement will continue after this current phase of public consultation.

The online consultation room can be found here:

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