NOW Ireland – The National Offshore Wind Energy Association of Ireland was established to promote the development of Ireland’s substantial offshore wind resource and to ensure that our island leads the way in building a sustainable, green economy. The founding companies of NOW Ireland have the potential to generate over 2600MW of energy from existing resources. To put that in context, it equates to roughly 40% of Ireland's electricity use. The energy generated will be available to export or for domestic use.
The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Ireland and the UK opens the door to the creation of a new export market for Ireland. Ireland's resources are significantly higher than we need ourselves, opening new routes to market ensures that Ireland can capitalise on those resources, creating jobs, investment and much needed revenues for the state.
Ireland has the resources to be a world leader in offshore wind and renewable energy in general. A NOW Ireland is working every day to promote the potential of this industry both at home and abroad. Now is the time to harness Ireland's energy potential.