News and Events

27 Feb 2023

Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II (OREDP II)

Led by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the OREDP II involves engagement and input from a wide range of stakeholders across the public sector, academia, industry, coastal and marine communities, and environmental groups.

With a sea area seven times the size of our land area, Ireland has immense potential for wind, wave and tidal energy that can aid in delivery of our long-term climate goals. The Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II (OREDP II) is a significant step towards harnessing this potential for the benefit of all. Significant challenges must first be overcome, including the climactic and oceanographic conditions particularly off the west coast, the commercial readiness of renewable technologies, and our knowledge of the marine environment.

The OREDP II will assist in delivering the Programme for Government commitment to develop a long-term plan to take advantage of a potential of at least 30GW of floating wind off the Atlantic coast and become a major contributor to a pan-European renewable energy generation and transmission system.

As work on the OREDP II is progressed, public participation is being sought, particularly from coastal and marine communities, to ensure a wide variety of views are captured on the draft plan.

OREDP II in-person consultation workshop events – registration required

 Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork – TBC* – March 6th 2023 @ 2pm 

•Killybegs, Co. Donegal – Tara Hotel – March 13th 2023 @ 2pm

•Foynes, Co. Limerick – Foynes Yacht Club – March 14th 2023 @ 2pm

•Ros a Mhíl, Contae na Gaillimhe – Coláiste Chamuis – 23ú Márta 2023 @ 2pm (As Gaelige)

•Dundalk, Co. Louth – TBC* – March 24th 2023 @ 11am

•Arklow, Co. Wicklow – TBC* – April 14th @ 11am 

 *Locations are currently being finalised for these events. Capacity is limited at stakeholder events and advance registration is required. 


Community outreach events  

Kindly note that smaller local community outreach events in coastal locations will also be held to facilitate people who may not be able to attend the consultation events listed above. The locations of these outreach events are listed below. Dates and further information will be provided on these community outreach opportunities when details are finalised. 

 Castletownbere, Co. Cork 

•Ballycotton, Co. Cork 

•Dunmore East, Co. Waterford 

•Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford 

•Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin 

•Balbriggan, Co. Dublin 

•Westport, Co. Mayo 

•Dingle, Co. Kerry 

•Sligo, Co. Sligo 


Online events

Online consultation events targeted at specific stakeholders are currently being finalised. The below dates are planned at the moment. 

 Maritime Industry Stakeholders – March 10th 2023 @ 12pm

•Statutory consultees – March 15th 2023 @ 4pm

•eNGOs – March 16th 2023 @ 11am

•Fisheries Stakeholders – March 16th 2023 @ 3.30pm


Registration details:

Registration details will be accessible on the consultation webpage at - Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II (OREDP II)