The Wind Farm
The development of Derrinlough Wind Farm involves an investment by Bord na Móna of over €150m in low carbon electricity generation infrastructure in Co. Offaly. The project will make a significant contribution to the achievement of Ireland’s 80% renewable electricity target by 2030. It is one of the largest projects to clear in the recent RESS-2 auction.
Derrinlough Wind Farm
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 80% renewable electricity by 2030.
In February 2020, Bord na Móna submitted planning for the proposed Derrinlough Wind Farm to An Bord Pleanála, and consent (subject to conditions) was granted in late 2021.
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The Wind Farm
The purpose of the Derrinlough Wind Farm, located in Co. Offaly, will be to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland.
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.
We are committed to continuing to keep local residents informed about the wind farm.
Fulfilment of statutory and regulatory obligations is at the forefront of the Derrinlough project.
Wind generated 36% of all electricity in Ireland in 2020, second only to natural gas.
42% of all electricity generated in 2020 came from renewable sources.
Ireland has a national target to move to 80% renewable electricity by 2030.
Ireland had a total installed wind capacity of 4.3 GW at the end of 2020 - an increase of 180 MW on 2019.
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Visit a Wind Farm
If you would like to visit our Mountlucas Wind Farm, please contact us for a tour.