By Jaime Llinares Taboada
SSE PLC said Monday that it has asked the Irish government to facilitate the delivery of onshore and offshore wind farms in the country, including the proposed phase 2 for SSE's Arklow Bank wind project.
The FTSE-100 utility said Ireland needs to re-commit to delivering 1 gigawatt of new offshore wind by 2025 in the Irish Sea to meet the government's ambition of deploying 5 gigawatts by the end of the decade.
The company outlined several priorities to deliver a green economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis and help Ireland achieve an electricity system with net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
"SSE stands ready to invest billions of euro to deliver the low-carbon infrastructure we need, boosting our economy and creating a cleaner, greener society for generations to come", said Stephen Wheeler, SSE's managing director in Ireland.
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