Image courtesy of CorPower. Colin Keldie.

Wave Energy in General

What is wave energy conversion?
What is a wave energy array?
Why is wave energy not in widespread use yet?
What are the benefits of wave energy?
What is the importance of wave energy to Ireland?
Has this ever been done before?


What is the Marine Area Planning (MAP) Bill and what will it do?


How does the CorPower Ocean technology work?
Has this technology been tested?
What impact will extreme weather events have on the wave infrastructure?

Simply Blue Energy and Saoirse

Who is Simply Blue Energy?
What track record do Simply Blue Energy have in Offshore Renewables?
What is the scale of the proposed Saoirse project?
When is Saoirse likely to start work on the ground?
What licences have been applied for?
What is a Foreshore Investigative Licence?
What survey activity will be carried out for Soairse?
How long will the surveys take? What is the survey timeline?
Will I be able to see the WEC array from the shore?
Can we sail around the WEC units?
How long will the WEC units be in place?
Will Simply Blue Energy be engaging with stakeholders about Saoirse?
Why was this site chosen?
How can I get more information?


Will there be loss of access to fishing grounds?
What is the impact of seismic surveys on finfish and marine invertebrates?
What is the impact of seismic surveys on spawning and nursery grounds?
Will individual fishermen be compensated for loss of earnings?
Are cables a snagging risk for fishing gear?
How does EMF from submerged cables impact fisheries?
Will fishing activity be restricted within the project area during the construction and/or operational phase of the WEC site?
If I was fishing here before a project was proposed, do I have dominant rights over the use of the area?
Can it be made easier for fishing boats to be used as survey/guard vessels?

Community Benefits

What are the Employment Opportunities?
What are the benefits to the local economy?
Will local businesses be given the opportunity to supply the project?

Potential Impacts

Will there be disruption onshore?
Could the WEC array impact on marine life and habitats?
Will ship-wrecks be interfered with?
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