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The Marine Institute will host a third public information meeting on the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site, Thursday 21 July at 7:30pm in the Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway.
A significant piece of ocean research infrastructure was brought to fruition with the completion of the Galway Bay underwater ocean observatory over the weekend. Through the combined effort of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Marine Institute and Commissioners of Irish Lights the final piece of equipment has been deployed to give researchers and ocean energy developers unique insight into the Galway bay marine environment. The observatory is now entering into a commissioning period and is expected to be operational in the coming months.
ESB’s WestWave Project has been selected by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) as one of the projects to go forward for evaluation by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the EU New Entrant Reserve (NER300) funding mechanism.
An investment by the Government in Ireland’s ocean energy development, through IDA Ireland, was announced this week, with significant research and development work to be undertaken at the national wave energy test site at Belmullet. If planning is obtained for the research site at Belmullet this will lead to the creation in the long term of between “500 and 600 jobs” through the harnessing of “unrivalled” wave power and the possibility that Ireland would become a lead exporter of large quantities of green electricity.