Eirgrid: Most of Ireland’s future energy needs to be met by off-shore wind farms

Eirgrid says it’s expecting that most of Ireland’s energy needs into the future will be from off-shore wind farms in the Irish Sea.

The government once again came in for sustained criticism this week for the delay in publishing national wind energy guidelines.

At a special meeting of Longford County Council, Cllr Mark Casey claimed that the guidelines were being held back while An Bord Pleanala makes a decision on the wind farm at Derryadd.

The local authority has inserted councillors objections to the wind farm development in its submission to the national authority.

Communications Director with Eirgrid, David Martin maintains however that the future of wind energy will be in off shore turbines particularly in the east.