) was founded in 1997 in the Republic of Ireland
and now is a renewable energy company owned by Scottish and Southern Energy
. It is an international wind farm
developer and is currently building the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm
which is the world's largest off-shore windfarm under construction.
The company was founded as Eirtricity
(derived from the word Éire
for "Ireland") in 1997 by Eddie O'Connor
, developed generation capacity in Ireland based in counties Cavan
construction, though only 7 of a planned 200 turbines were actually built. The company changed its name to Airtricity in 2002.
In 2007 Airtricity was named 'The No.1 Best Company to Work For in Ireland' by the Great Place To Work Institute. edie.net
On 15 January 2009, Airtricity obtained consent from the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works, and Water Management for construction of the West Rhine (Dutch: West-Rijn) wind farm 40 kilometres off the Dutch North Sea coast. The wind farm will consist of up to 72 wind turbines with a total potential power capacity of around 260 MW.
Eddie O'Connor left Airtricity in 2008 and founded Mainstream Renewable Power
In October 2009 SSE announced that the renewable energy division of Airtricity... Read More