On May 18th the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) published the interim review of the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP). The aim of the interim review is to assess the progress to date on the key policy actions set out in the OREDP. The review also identifies the challenges that have emerged since the reports publication. The DCCAE established an Oversight Group to guide the interim review. The group included representatives from the DCCAE, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), and the offshore renewable energy (ORE) industry.
Published in 2014, the OREDP set out a framework for the development of Ireland’s ORE potential. The plan identified opportunities for:
- The sustainable development of Ireland's abundant ORE resources
- Increasing indigenous production of renewable electricity
- Contributing to reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions
- Improving the security of our energy supply
- Creating jobs in the green economy
The mid-term review also includes the responses to the public consultation held in December 2017. Based on the review and the feedback received the OREDP Oversight Group compiled 26 recommendations to help progress the aims of the OREDP.
Find out more about these recommendations and read the full OREDP Interim Review Report here.