Health & Safety Notice

Please be aware that construction activities are still ongoing on the wind farm site and for the health and safety of all, public access is strictly restricted across the site.  

Amenity facilities will be open to the public following full completion of the wind farm.

Thank you for your co-operation

Construction Community Benefit Fund 2024 is open for applications

The Derrinlough Wind Farm has launched a Construction Community Benefit Fund to facilitate the support of local communities during the construction phase of the project. 

To learn more, or to make an application, click here

Project Newsletter 

To view the latest Derrinlough Wind Farm project newsletter, please click here

 

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.

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.

Join Our Text Alert System

To keep you informed of key project activities, Bord na Móna has launched a text messaging service for the construction phase of the project.  If you wish to participate in this service for the Derrinlough Wind Farm project, please click here 

Join Our Mailing List

To keep you informed of all relevant project updates Bord na Móna is providing the option to subscribe to our postal service to provide you with project updates. If you wish to participate in this service for the Derrinlough Wind Farm project, please click here 

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.

 

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 wind farm.

Compliance

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

Wind Energy

Wind generated 30.66% of all electricity in Ireland in 2022, second only to natural gas.

38.9% of all electricity generated in 2022 came from renewable sources.

85.7% of renewable generation came from wind in 2022.

Ireland has a national target to move to 80% renewable electricity by 2030.

Ireland had a total installed wind capacity of 4.54 GW at the end of 2022.

By 2030, Ireland has a target of 9 GW of installed onshore wind capacity.

*Energy In Ireland 2023 Report
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Visit a Wind Farm

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