Strategic Environmental Assessment

​​​Included in Part Two of the OREDP are the findings and key recommendations of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) carried out for the OREDP, which form an integral part of the plan. A public consultation was carried out as part of these processes, and  with relevant Departments and Agencies. The outputs of the SEA and AA processes are set out in the following documents as Appendices to the OREDP:

More information on the OREDP Environmental Report is available on the SEAI website.

The implementation of the OREDP, led by DCCAE, is a mechanism through which government action across the environmental, energy policy and economic development dimensions are coordinated to support the offshore renewable energy sector to reach commercial viability. The vision of the OREDP is of "Our offshore renewable energy resource contributing to our economic development and sustainable growth, generating jobs for our citizens, supported by coherent policy, planning and regulation, and managed in an integrated manner."

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) provides financial support for wave and tidal ocean research, development and for demonstration projects. Three schemes are in operation:         

  • Prototype Development Fund
  • Test Site Development
  • Marine Energy Supply Chain Development