Wind power in Ireland – New wind farm

The 10.2 megawatt (MW) wind farm, located in Co Donegal, is owned by Energia, and the ‘off take’ electricity is sold to business customers across Ireland. Local school children and members of the public are visiting the wind farm for the open day events which include tours of the wind farms generators, hand painting of the wind turbines and presentations on the technology and impact of wind power.

The extension was officially opened by Dinny McGinley, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. “Ireland has one of the best wind resources in all of Europe, as most of us will know from day to day life. The bulk of our overall renewable energy target will be met through wind energy."

“We have made great strides in Ireland in the last decade in increasing our use of renewable energy. Companies such as Energia are playing an important role in developing renewable energy projects that contribute to our objectives on energy and climate change,” Mr McGinley said.

While Peter Baillie, Managing Director, Energia Renewables added: “We are delighted to be opening the 10.2 MW extension to Drumlough Hill Wind Farm today. Along with our new 10 MW wind farm at Corkermore, it is proof of Energia’s ongoing commitment to invest in and develop renewable energy.”