Please read below public consultations held by SEAI.

Public Information Day on the Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site in June

This event is to inform the public about the proposed addition of floating offshore wind technology testing at the site in Belmullet.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is to hold a public information day in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet, Co. Mayo on Thursday 23 June 2022. The event will outline the proposed addition of floating offshore wind technology testing at the Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site located near Belmullet.

This event will inform attendees about the Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report and consenting process that SEAI is undertaking to expand the scope of the site. On the day, a series of informational displays will be available to view which outlines the current proposal, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak to experts about the process.

The site received a foreshore lease in 2015 to test wave energy converters and to install a cable route from the site back to shore. Planning permission for onshore infrastructure was also granted in 2017. To date no testing activity has started at the site and work on the site has been focussed on surveys and data collection. In 2018, SEAI began the process of expanding the scope of the site to include floating offshore wind technology testing.

Event Information

Date: Thursday 23 June 2022
Time: 15:00-20:00
Location: Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet, Co. Mayo
Languages: English & Irish

SEAI welcomes feedback and encourages the public to attend this open information day to ask questions and find out more about the proposed plans. You can find out more information about the Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site at www.oceanenergyireland.ie

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EV Apartment Charger Grant Support Scheme

This consultation is now closed

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan welcomed a SEAI public consultation on EV charging infrastructure for apartments and strongly urged residents and management companies to take part and make their views known.

You can watch back our webinar where we discussed details about the proposed programme and the proposed two-tiered approach to providing grant support.

Overview of Proposed Scheme

It is estimated that 80% of annual EV charging is done at a driver’s home location. Therefore, widespread availability of residential charging at all locations is a critical requirement. Firstly, support will be provided to the Owners' Management Companies (OMCs) to install the electrical network and any shared chargers. Secondly, each resident will be provided with support to install a charge point to connect to the local Apartment/Multi-Unit Development (MUD) charging network.

Please also see the following documents:

View the programme overview about EV Apartment Charger Grant Support Scheme

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