Wind Energy Potential

We are committed to leading the change to more sustainable use of resources in Bord na Móna. Wind energy is one of the solutions we are developing to create this change.

Bord na Móna’s interest in bringing forward the proposed Derrinlough Wind Farm is a result of the company’s transition to becoming a major supplier of renewable energy.  As part of its Brown to Green Strategy, the company is implementing an extensive peatland rehabilitation programme and expanding its new low carbon operations.  A key objective of this strategy involves using the land to continue to underpin Ireland’s energy independence by developing green, sustainable energy sources to assist with Ireland’s commitment to generate 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

On the 20th of February 2020, Bord na Móna submitted planning for the proposed Derrinlough Wind Farm.

To view the planning application, please click here.

The Project

The purpose of the Derrinlough Wind Farm, located in Co. Offaly, will be to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland.

 

Community Benefits

We ensure that people living in the area benefit from the development of our wind farms by supporting communities through our various Community Benefits packages.

Communications

We are committed to continuing to keep local residents informed about the proposed wind farm.

Compliance

Fulfilment of statutory and regulatory obligations is at the forefront of the Derrinlough project.

Wind Energy

Wind generated 32% of all electricity in Ireland in 2019, second only to natural gas.

Ireland has a national target to move to 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

In 2019, wind generated more than three times the energy in Ireland than that of coal, peat and oil combined.

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Visit a Wind Farm

If you would like to visit our Mountlucas Wind Farm, please contact us for a tour.