SONI sees key role for offshore wind in future power mix

SONI sees key role for offshore wind in future power mix

Offshore wind generation has a vital role to play in Northern Ireland's contribution to the battle against global warming, according to the organisation which oversees the electricity transmission system here. In its recent publication, Tomorrow's Energy Scenarios NI, SONI has outlined three separate pathways towards the decarbonisation of the local economy. The most ambitious programme envisages reaching a net zero emissions power system by 2040 in spite of the grid having to cater for greatly increased demand arising from a widespread installation of heat pumps and a major uptake of electric cars. In this interview with, one of the authors of the SONI report discusses not just off shore wind but power to gas and carbon capture and storage.

Published on 17/08/2020

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