The Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) project planned to develop an offshore electricity grid linking renewable energy locations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. ABPmer supported Aecom in the preparation of the related Sustainability Appraisal for the Spatial Plan, which provides locational guidance for an interconnected offshore grid network.
Our Environment team undertook key elements of the Sustainability Appraisal which assessed the impacts of the Plan on the environment, communities and other users of the sea. This work was part of a wider bundle of projects built on the 2012 ISLES I project, which aiming to take the ISLES concept towards implementation.
More details on the workstreams can be found on the ISLES website.