Green Energy & Technology
Offaly has a rich history of energy generation. ESB's giant cooling towers at Rhode have given way to a Green Energy Park which is set to embrace a number of co-located green energy projects. Bord na Mona's Mount Lucas wind farm and amenity is nearby and there are plans throughout the County for solar farms, additional windfarms, biomass/gasification projects and spin-off industries using excess heat. These spin-off industries include green energy driven data centres and horticultural produce grown in polytunnels. Lumcloon Energy situated in West Offaly will be the largest battery storage project in Western Europe.
For an overview of Offaly’s Green Energy Transition, please click here (Offaly’s Green Energy Transition)
In 2020, Offaly County Council and North Offaly Development Fund CLG commissioned RPS to undertake an Opportunity Assessment Report for Rhode in North Offaly. The full report, together with a recording of a briefing session outlining the key points are available below.
Rhode Opportunity Assessment Report : Rhode Opportunity Assessment.pdf (size 14.6 MB)
Energy Cross Roads Presentation : link to presentation
In June 2021, Offaly County Council, North Offaly Development Fund CLG and RPS presented at the Energy Ireland: Hydrogen Conference. The presentation covered Offaly’s transition to Green Energy and a proposed Feasibility Study to investigate the feasibility of creating a green hydrogen demonstration hub at Rhode Green Energy Park, integrating energy from renewable electricity with the gas network: link to presentation.
For further information or to discuss setting up a green energy/technology business in Offaly, please contact Local Enterprise Offaly on firstname.lastname@example.org