Irish developer ESB has opened an office in Glasgow to help to develop up to 800MW of renewable energy in Scotland.

The company already has 11 wind farms in development, working with partners including Coriolis and REG Holdings.  

ESB executive director, generation and wholesale markets Paddy Hayes (pictured, left) said: “The opening of ESB’s new office in Scotland is an important strategic development.   

“The commitment supports our ambition to grow low carbon and renewable generation as part of the transition to a low carbon economy, powered by clean electricity.”

Scottish government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse (pictured, right) attended the official opening. “I warmly welcome ESB’s commitment to Scotland, and the company’s ambitious investment plans for developing renewable energy projects here,” he said.

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