The Energy bridge project will ensure Ireland plays a key role in developing the future technologies in electricity transmission required to harness significant amounts of the world’s abundant renewable energy. The majority of renewable energy potential is located in remote locations, away from where it is needed. In the future new technologies will be needed to connect this power
to the major regional electricity networks so that it can power homes and cities hundreds and thousands of kilometres away from wind farms in the North of Europe to solar farms in the in the Mediterranean . Mainstream is offering suitable landowners the potential for your land to be linked into the European market, providing access to over 450 million homes in Europe.
Large scale HVDC sub-sea connections have been built in Europe in recent years – eg NorNed between Norway and Denmark, and BritNed between Britain and Denmark.
Existing technologies used in these interconnectors will be used for the early stages of Energy Bridge, and enhanced as capacity & complexity of the project grows. In fact, creating the optimum Irish Energy Bridge project presents Ireland with the opportunity to build the Silicon Valley of Renewable Energy IT development: using our highly educated workforce and scientific institutions, in collaboration with world-leading commercial technology providers, the electric and IT technologies needed ‘to mainstream’ renewable energy, will be developed for the Energy Bridge project. Energy Bridge gives Ireland the opportunity to realise our ambition of creating a Smart Green Economy, and building a long-term sustainable future for many generations to come.