Bord na Móna is developing a wind farm on Clongawny and Drinagh bogs located in Co. Offaly. The wind farm will be known as Derrinlough Wind Farm.
Number of turbines
It is proposed, that the wind farm will consist of 21 turbines. The proposed wind farm will have a maximum export capacity of 105 Megawatts (MW).
Height of turbines
The proposed turbines will have an overall blade tip height of up to 185 metres. Within this size envelope, various configurations of hub height and rotor diameter may be used. The exact make and model of the turbine will be dictated by a competitive tender process post planning and it will not exceed the maximum tip height of 185 metres.
The minimum setback distance to the nearest house is 750m.
Internal Road Network
To provide access within the site in order to connect the wind turbines and associated infrastructure, approximately 29.3 kilometres of access roads will be constructed. It is intended that approximately 18 km of this road network will be open for public use when the wind farm becomes operational. To view the proposed internal road network, please click here.
Local Amenity Links
Approximately 6.5 km of local amenity links will also be provided. This will include three access points from the adjacent road network and provision for future connectivity to Lough Boora Discovery Park and the proposed Whigsborough Amenity Walk.