Funding sustainable communities in Ireland

RWE Renewables Ireland are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate through the provision of community benefit funds (CBF’s).

RWE brings over 25 years' of experience of delivering successful CBF’s which will help to ensure the effective delivery of our Irish community benefit fund commitments.

Listening to what is important to local people and building governance structures that put decision making into the hands of local representatives are vital to the successful set up and delivery of these funds.

Where our on and offshore wind farm projects are successful in the relevant Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) or Offshore Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS) we will offer a community benefit fund in line with the relevant scheme terms and conditions. You can learn more about RESS and ORESS here.

Community benefit funds in planning

Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund –
an exciting opportunity 

The success of our Dublin Array project in Ireland’s first ORESS in June 2023 brings us one step closer to the delivery of the Dublin Array Community Benefit Fund. Under the terms of ORESS, the fund will be worth €2 per megawatt hour (MWh). For Dublin Array this equates to approximately €6.5m a year for the term of the ORESS contract.

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Operational community benefit funds

Dromadda Beg Onshore Wind Farm fund

The fund is administered by the SECAD partnership. There will be a themed approach to funding.

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RWE community funds in UK | RWE in Ireland

RWE experience

To learn more about how RWE has approached the set up and delivery of similar community benefit funds you can find information about our UK funds here:

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Community Engagement and how to get in touch

Would you like to know more about RWE’s community engagement, RWE’s community case studies or our community engagement policy? Here you can find the many ways we interact with communities and also a feedback form if you require them.

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