Location

Location

Dublin Array is a proposed offshore wind farm on the Kish and Bray Banks, 10km from the coastline of Dublin. These are naturally occurring sandbanks which the busy east coast commercial shipping routes avoid due to the shallowness of the water.

The proximity of the wind farm to the coastline of Dublin, a major electricity demand hub, was a key consideration in the site selection. A reduction in the length of the offshore transmission cables reduces the environmental impact and costs of construction. It also reduces electrical losses. Operational costs are also reduced due to ease of access for maintenance and reduced transmission losses. Cost reductions in the construction and operation of the wind farm ultimately reduce the cost of energy to the consumer.

Dublin Array is a proposed offshore wind farm on the Kish and Bray Banks, 10km from the coastline of Dublin. These are naturally occurring sandbanks which the busy east coast commercial shipping routes avoid due to the shallowness of the water.


The proximity of the wind farm to the coastline of Dublin, a major electricity demand hub, was a key consideration in the site selection. A reduction in the length of the offshore transmission cables reduces the environmental impact and costs of construction. It also reduces electrical losses. Operational costs are also reduced due to ease of access for maintenance and reduced transmission losses. Cost reductions in the construction and operation of the wind farm ultimately reduce the cost of energy to the consumer.