- Plans and photomontages of up to 900MW, 61 turbine wind farm available on website
- Nearly 5,000 visitors to consultation website, over 4,300 responses to Give Your View poll
- Only one more week to view public information platform, closing date 20 November 2020
Only one week remains for the public to view the proposed Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm online virtual public exhibition platform on the project website www.dublinarray.com. Although much of the information will be available on the website after this, it will not be in its current format. The public will still be able to engage with us via email and phone, but not on the consultation platform Give Your View.
Peter Lefroy, Dublin Array Project Director, would like to thank people for taking the time to respond and to encourage more people to get involved, ask questions and let us know what they think. He said:
“Almost 5,000 people have visited the website and the virtual exhibition platform since we launched it in early October 2020, but we would like that number to increase. Your views matter to us. We will factor your feedback into our final designs and plans before submission of our planning application, ensuring you have a chance to influence the final plan. I would also urge residents to go online and sign up for project updates via our website.
“Responses to our online poll, Give Your View, which has been widely shared via social media to residents of Dublin and Wicklow Counties, have been positive in the main with over 90 per cent of respondents indicating that they believe that Dublin Array is important to helping Ireland to meet its green energy goals. The Give Your View consultation is also available on the public exhibition platform for anyone who would like to share their view.”
Information for Editors:
Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture between RWE Renewables Ireland and Saorgus Energy, with RWE leading the development, is located on the Kish and Bray Banks, approximately 10km from the coastline of the counties of Wicklow and Dublin. These are naturally occurring sandbanks which the east coast commercial shipping routes avoid due to the shallowness of the water thereby presenting a location for potential development. Proximity to Dublin, which is one of the largest electricity demand centres in the country, means that the project can be a significant source of renewable electricity for the city and the surrounding region.
Available to view on the project website www.dublinarray.com are the site map, photomontages outlining the potential view from a variety of popular coastal locations, as well as a range of other project-related information. The exhibition will be available via the project website www.dublinarray.com until 20 November 2020.
Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm team members will continue to be on hand at the end of the telephone during office hours and via email to answer questions and to listen to the public’s comments throughout the project’s development.
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Telephone: 01 902 0317 during office hours (8.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri)
• A comprehensive set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is also available on the website www.dublinarray.com