The head of one of Ireland’s biggest renewable energy companies – which has licences for two tidal marine energy parcs in Scotland – has highlighted the growing importance of the EU’s West European seaboard (WES) for future development. Simon De Pietro, Chief Executive of DP Energy, is a key stakeholder in the design of the proposed new EU Investment Platform for marine renewables, which will have a very positive impact on the overall industry. Based in County Cork, Republic of Ireland, DP Energy is currently developing 339MW of tidal projects along the coasts of Canada, Scotland and Ireland. It also operates four wind farms in Dumfries-shire, as well as utility-scale solar power in Ireland.
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