Ørsted Team up with ePower to Electrify Irish Vehicle Fleet

Global renewable energy company, Ørsted, has partnered with Irish company ePower to provide electric vehicle charging solutions for its new onshore electrical vehicle fleet in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Since 2021 Ørsted has invested over €700 million in Irish renewable infrastructure and operates 21 onshore windfarms across the island of Ireland with a total renewable energy capacity of 378 MW. The windfarms are often set in rugged terrain with unpaved access roads and were previously accessed using internal combustion engine 4x4s.

Ranked the world’s most sustainable energy developer in 2024 by Corporate Knights, by 2040, it’s Ørsted’s ambition to achieve net-zero emissions across its entire value chain, and it works closely with suppliers to achieve this goal. As part of the partnership with ePower, Ørsted is replacing 17 fleet vehicles with electrical models and has completed the installation of 31 EV chargers across its Irish and Northern Irish wind farms, Cork headquarters, and at the homes of its operational team. Based on an average mileage of 30,000 kilometres for each fleet vehicle this equates to a carbon saving of 5094.9 kilos* of CO2 per car, per year.

TJ Hunter, Senior Director for Development and Operations Onshore Ireland & UK at Ørsted, said:
As we strive to create a world powered entirely by green energy, we are making continuous efforts to embed sustainability across all parts of our operations. Although a global company, we are keen to work with responsible local suppliers in our markets and in Ireland ePower are an ideal fit to ensure that our team can access our windfarms with vehicles consistent with our goals.”

“With EV charging at our Cork based HQ, at each of our 21 windfarms, and at the homes of our operations team members, we’ve made the transition from internal combustion to electrical vehicles seamless. Our current fleet of windfarms power the equivalent of 246,000 homes with renewable energy. As we make the transition to a secure, affordable, net zero power for Ireland there can be no better metaphor for progress than our operations team recharging while at work on our wind farms” Mr Hunter added.

ePower CEO John O’Keefe, said:
“ePower has been providing EV charging solutions to homes and businesses in Ireland for over 5 years and we’ve played a role in transitioning the sector from early adopters to the ongoing scaling seen today. We’re delighted to partner with such a world leading company as Ørsted and to see the renewable sector supporting Irish business. With unique charging requirements at often remote locations on windfarms our partnership shows that there is no barrier to electrification.”

Following the successful collaboration, Ørsted and ePower have taken their partnership international with 12 chargers already installed across Ørsted’s sites in Great Britain, and further installations planned for 2024 at Ørsted’s East and West Coast Hubs in England.

*assuming an average diesel car switch to EV saving 0.16983 kg CO2e / km.



About Ørsted

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action and was the first energy company in the world to have its science-based net-zero emissions target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs approx. 8,900 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2023, the group's revenue was DKK 79.3 billion (EUR 10.6 billion). Visit orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and X.


For further information please contact:

Sarah Thatt-Foley
Public Affairs and Communication Lead at Ørsted
sfoley@orsted.com / 083 156 5690