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Irish energy company Energia Renewables will be attending Irish Skipper Expo in the new year to meet members of the fishing community. Energia will be providing information on the company’s proposed North Celtic Sea offshore wind farm project, off the Waterford coast, and its South Irish Sea wind project off the coast of Wexford and Wicklow.

Energia Renewables recently announced the appointment of Jodie Neary as Offshore Stakeholder and Engagement Manager, adding further to the company’s local presence in the south-east, including community and fishery liaison teams.

A former Wicklow County Councillor, Jodie Neary and her colleagues are leading Energia Renewables’ engagement with stakeholders to ensure that local communities, public representatives, the fishing community and anyone with an interest in the projects have all the information they need to hand as the projects continue to develop.

Energia’s engagement with local communities has been ongoing over the past two years, including public information clinics and consultation in Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford.  The company recently successfully completed surveying for both offshore wind projects, making them the most advanced projects in Ireland regionally and nationally.

Jodie said, “I’m looking forward to the Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick and to seeing all of the latest developments taking place in fisheries.  We’re very grateful to the fishing community across the south-east for their engagement and discussions with us and to everyone who has taken part in our consultation processes and our public information clinics to date.

“Our proposed offshore wind projects are part of Ireland’s response to national and local climate goals and will contribute to a better and more sustainable Ireland for everyone. We will continue to consult with fishing and local communities at all times and will provide regular updates on an ongoing basis. We welcome anyone who would like to get in touch with us about our projects.”

Energia Renewables, together with Green Rebel, recently launched a three-part mini-series of short videos about the company’s geophysical surveys which took place as part of the North Celtic Sea offshore wind project. Each video is about two minutes long. They can be found on the Energia Renewables website and Energia’s Youtube channel.

As a leading Irish energy provider and long-term renewable energy infrastructure investor, Energia currently supplies approximately 20% of all electricity on the island of Ireland to over 823,000 homes and businesses. Energia Renewables is responsible for providing electricity from approximately 25% of all wind power on the island.

Energia has won a wide range of awards for programmes including sustainability, innovation in energy supply, customer service, sponsorships and community engagement. It is also one of only 40 companies in Ireland to have been awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark by Business in the Community Ireland.