Shock of the century - Ireland and Britain have similar weather systems !
As I type, (20:16 on 4th Dec) the latest update from http://smartgriddashboard.eirgrid.com/#all/wind
shows 355MW of wind for All Island. This is about 13% of total Irish wind capacity.
http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/ shows 580MW, about 5% of total UK wind capacity. So right now, on a cold winter night in December, there is demand in the UK for Irish wind energy. But, we dont have it. In fact, we are importing 707MW from them.
Below shows the wind profiles for All Island wind generation in Ireland and wind generation in UK for last week - from 20th to 26th November. Make up your own mind. Are there any major opportunities for exporting wind to UK ?
|All Island wind generation for Ireland - 20th Nov - 26th Nov 2014|
|UK wind generation 20th Nov - 26th Nov 2014 |
Have the Irish authorities actually worked out the correlation of wind between the two Islands for a whole year ? I don't know, but it looks like their UK counterparts have done.