Consultation on the Draft Offshore Renewable Energy Action Plan for Northern Ireland

Closed 16 Mar 2023

Opened 21 Dec 2022


Purpose of this consultation

The Draft Offshore Renewable Energy Action Plan (OREAP) represents a crucial step for The Department for the Economy (DfE) to deliver on the Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland and the ambition of 1GW of offshore wind from 2030. The purpose of this consultation on the Draft OREAP is to enable stakeholders to contribute and provide input into offshore renewable energy policy development.

The Draft OREAP sets out the direction for planning, licensing, consenting and the development of offshore renewable energy in Northern Ireland. We encourage everyone who has an interest in offshore renewable energy development and the wider energy sector to provide comments on the Draft OREAP by answering the public consultation questions. 

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Why your views matter

This will provide DfE with valuable insight, which will be analysed and considered throughout the further development and implementation of the OREAP.


  • All stakeholders


  • Climate Change