At SSE, we're proud to make a difference. Our job is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. We're involved in producing, distributing and supplying electricity and gas, as well as other energy-related services.
Since 2008, SSE has invested over €2.5 billion in the development of Ireland’s sustainable energy infrastructure, helping to green our economy and secure our energy future.
We own and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, with 740MW coming from our 29 onshore wind farms. This makes SSE the largest generator of renewable energy in the all-island Single Electricity Market.
SSE is progressing the development of Arklow Bank Wind Park located off the coast of Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Arklow Bank Wind Park has a minimum consented capacity of 520MW.
The project is the second phase of development at Arklow Bank. The 25.2MW Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 1, which is owned and operated by GE Energy, was co-developed in 2004 by Airtricity and GE Energy as a demonstrator project and remains the first and only operational offshore wind farm in Ireland.
Now, SSE is proposing to invest €1-2bn to develop Arklow Bank Wind Park to its full potential.
The Arklow Bank Wind Park project will be capable of generating around 1.75TWh of renewable electricity annually – enough green energy to power 420,000 homes and offset 640,000 tonnes of harmful carbon emissions annually^.
SSE is already delivering industry-leading offshore wind projects in the UK. Click here to see how we're creating value in a sustainable way through the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland.