Benefits of onshore wind
The communities in which we operate will play an important role in helping us realise our vision of a world that runs entirely on green energy and we want to have a positive impact on those local communities. Onshore wind power will be a driver in a green recovery helping to boost economies and develop competitive, export-orientated local supply chains. Onshore wind will also generate sustainable, highly-skilled green jobs while supporting a just transition that will help transform communities as seen in the construction and operation of our offshore wind farms.
Watch the video below to find out how the offshore wind industry is helping transform Grimsby through sustainable, green growth.
Our onshore wind farms
In April 2021, we announced the acquisition of Brookfield Renewable Ireland, which includes onshore wind farm projects in the UK and Ireland. Here in the UK, we have four onshore wind farms located in Scotland – one in construction, which will generate 62 MW of onshore wind energy when fully operational in 2022, and a further three projects in development.
The future of onshore wind
The future looks bright for onshore wind. Thanks to new technologies and increasing demand, solar and wind power are cheaper than fossil-fuel power in two thirds of the world. In the coming years, we’re dedicated to diversifying our renewable energy portfolio, with an ambition to grow our global footprint in onshore wind.
In the US, we currently have 2 GW under construction across the states of Alabama, Texas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
In Ireland, we currently have an additional 45 MW ready to build and a further 298 MW in our advanced development pipeline.
By 2030, we aim to have 17.5 GW of onshore wind, solar, and storage capacity across our markets, while growing our portfolio towards a wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity mix.