Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions released a list of the essentials needed to develop 30GW of offshore renewable energy in Ireland. The report outlines that the success of these strategies planned in the Program for Government 2020 would need process alignments and data analysis to ensure the projects are eventful.
The report was authorized by Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), a branch of the Environment Climate and Communications (DECC) department. It comes after two years of research supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The study aimed to analyze the aftermath of offshore wind energy developments on the east coast of Ireland.
Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions examined the seabed of this coast by reviewing the various geophysical datasets and gathering the new geotechnical information. The report is ready for analysis on the INFOMAR website for those who want to view it. This website is the ideal upload point since it relays the areas where optimizations can be made to the program to ensure the development of offshore renewable energy projects in Ireland.
Some of the renewables viewed in this report include offshore wind energy, which accounts for most of the power in most countries bordering water bodies. However, the report is not limited to this renewable alone. The recommendations take up the other technologies that might help place the country among those switching to clean energy.
The report also hopes to attract funding from INFOMAR affiliates like GSI, the Marine Institute, and the DECC to support offshore renewable energy projects. Moreover, the website informs how the INFORMA program can be implemented to develop and replenish the Irish offshore renewable sector with data and operations. The website gives precise procedures to help achieve both short-term and long-term objectives regarding offshore renewable energy projects. These strategies will help motivate the companies intending to switch to renewables to plan their operations and get the necessary certification to explore offshore renewable energy projects.
Ireland has the opportunity of switching to clean energy with the offshore renewable energy projects if it adheres to the strategies that it has set in place. The country’s energy developers can venture wind energy through turbines, float the sea, or explore marine energy. The government has the resources and the data it requires to explore renewables and achieve the clean energy targets it sets itself to achieve.