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We lead in wind farms

IRELAND is leading the way in meeting renewable electricity targets set by the EU.

Eirgrid said that the country is providing levels of wind connection ahead of any similar country after the issue of grid connection offers for thousands of megawatts of wind energy.

The process of connecting wind farms is known as the "Gate process" and it ensures that connections are grouped and connected as quickly and efficiently as possible, in a transparent and fair manner.

The latest "Gate", saw 3,900 megawatts (MW) of capacity being offered to more than 168 wind farms.