Bord Gáis Energy and Obton powered by Shannon Energy in 11 solar farms in Ireland
These facilities will be among the first phase of utility scale solar production in Ireland and will add to Bord Gáis Energy’s increasing sources of renewable supply being made available to their customers.
Under a long-term arrangement, Bord Gáis Energy will manage and offtake the electricity produced from these facilities and include them as part of their supply portfolio to their customers.
Obton powered by Shannon Energy is a joint venture between Obton, a Danish solar photovoltaic (PV) business, and its Irish partner Shannon Energy. The Danish-Irish partnership recently confirmed that it plans to double its investment in the Irish solar energy market, as it plans to expand their portfolio and solar energy products here to reach a total capacity of 1 Gigawatt (GW) by 2026. This will see the total value of its portfolio and projects here reach an investment of €750m in the sector.
The 11 solar farms which Bord Gáis Energy will manage for Obton powered by Shannon Energy are the 11 projects they submitted in the first round of the Irish Government’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). They were subsequently awarded the contracts for all 11. ■