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Opportunities to generate renewable energy onshore

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

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As part of the Island’s climate change commitments Isle of Man Government is seeking organisations or individuals whom are capable of constructing onshore renewable energy installations that are able to deliver 20MW of renewable electricity to the Island’s local electrical network.

Following the unanimous approval of the Government’s climate change action plan phase one, by Tynwald in January, the Island will transition to 75% renewable sources for electricity by 2035. Forming part of the process to become net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) for at least 20MW of onshore renewable energy has been issued with a closing date for expressions of interest on Friday 18 September.

Minister for Policy and Reform, Ray Harmer MHK said:

‘We are working with the MUA and exploring options to take the first big step towards our commitment to have 75% of our electricity generated by renewables by 2035.

‘At this stage onshore renewable energy looks to be the most viable option and therefore it is important that we begin to look into and develop these opportunities.

‘With the banning of fossil fuel for home heating in new builds by 2025 and the increase in the number of electric vehicles we are likely to see over coming years, our electricity consumption will inevitably increase. It makes complete sense therefore that we look to capitalise on viable sustainable options now.’

He added:

‘Meeting our climate commitments will lower the Island’s carbon emissions and ultimately lead to an Island that is net carbon zero in the not too distant future. But perhaps just as important will be the recruitment and training opportunities that will help rebuild a strong economy.’

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