Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks as the world's most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights' 2021 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. With headquarters in Denmark, Ørsted employs more than 6,000 people around the world.

In Ireland, Ørsted owns and operates a portfolio of onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 300 MW. Our ambition is to increase this by more than 600 MW in the coming decade.

FuturEnergy Ireland

FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB that is actively looking to drive Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy. The company’s ambition is to develop more than 1GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and make a significant contribution to Ireland’s commitment to produce 80% of electricity from renewable sources by the end of the decade.

The Coillte project portfolio has transitioned to the new company along with the Coillte Renewable Energy team, who bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in developing high quality, locally supported green energy projects across Ireland.

Project Updates


In November 2023, Ørsted and FuturEnergy Ireland were granted planning approval from An Bord Pleanála for Coom Green Energy Park. With planning approval for the development granted, the next step for the project is to apply for a grid connection from EirGrid. Subject to successful confirmation of the project’s grid route, the site can be submitted into future RESS auctions or sell the power through corporate power purchase agreements. Subject to final investment decision, Coom Green Energy Park can potentially be operational by 2027, thereby making a significant contribution to Ireland’s pre-2030 emissions reductions targets.

Coom Green Energy Park comes with a substantial Community Benefit Fund. This consists of near neighbour contributions and a wider community fund that provides direct local project funding. An annual community benefit fund of approximately €500,000 for the first 15 years will be put in place once the site is operational.

The Team

The Coom Green Energy Park project team have extensive experience in the design, construction and operation of wind energy projects. Including extensive experience of key issues which may concern communities such as noise, shadow-flicker, traffic, ecology and water quality.

We are committed to mobilising our experience to ensure we meet our stated aim of creating wind projects which are good for Ireland, good for the local communities and good for the environment.

Community Liaison Officers are working with the local community to ensure that information is available and that queries are recognised and responded to in a transparent and efficient manner. We are committed to involving local people in the project and being honest and open in how we design the project. We are also committed to ensuring that local communities share in the economic opportunity that this project would bring.

James Dineen

Project Manager - Ørsted

James has over ten years’ experience working in the Energy sector in Ireland, the UK and Internationally. James has been involved at all stages of major energy projects from initial concept, planning application through to construction and ongoing operation.

David Heelan

Project Manager - FuturEnergy Ireland

David has worked in the renewables and industrial production sectors throughout Ireland and the UK since 2008 with a more recent focus on asset management and performance optimisation. He believes that our work will deliver tangible benefits to the Irish energy sector and directly reduce the country’s reliance on imported and expensive fossil fuels.