UK energy giant in talks with Echelon over Arklow Bank offshore wind farm

Despite losing out in last week’s first-ever Irish offshore wind auction, the British energy giant says the project could generate its first power in 2028

SSE’s Arklow Bank offshore wind project was one of two projects that were unsuccessful in the auction process

SSE Renewables, the British energy giant, is in talks with Echelon Data Centres over a private wire deal that would allow the company to progress its €2.5 billion Arklow Bank offshore wind project off the coast of Wicklow, the Business Post understands.

Last Thursday, the results of the state’s first-ever offshore wind auction were released, which showed four energy companies had won state-backed contracts to build offshore wind farms that will deliver over 3,000 megawatts ...