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SEM Chart of the Week

2019

The day after tomorrow: onshore wind capacity

Euan Killengray Year in Industry

The Irish transmission system operator, EirGrid, published its Tomorrow’s Energy Scenarios (TES) 2019 Report on 18 October. In this edition of SEM Chart of the Week, we explore how an increase in installed onshore wind capacity will affect the Irish electricity grid based on three credible 2040 pathways set out by EirGrid. Not a science fiction disaster The pathways outline Ireland’s clean energy transition with a specific focus on what this means for the electricity transmission system over the next 20 years. These are: Centralised Energy – a plan-led scenario in which Ireland achieves a low carbon future; Delayed Transition &...

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