The Project

The Project

In recent times, Bord na Móna has gone through radical change, announcing the new “Brown to Green” strategy, moving away from peat, and focusing on renewable energy, recycling, and peatland rehabilitation 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 achieve 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

In line with this strategy, Bord na Móna is proposing to develop a wind farm on Clongawny and Drinagh bogs located in Co. Offaly.

The proposed wind farm will be known as Derrinlough Wind Farm.

The proposed project will contribute to Ireland’s renewable energy targets. It will also contribute to increasing the security of energy supply in Ireland by facilitating a higher level of energy generation self-sufficiency.

Project Outline

We intend to develop the proposed wind farm on Clongawny and Drinagh bogs located in West Offaly.

Location

Bord na Móna has conducted a detailed site selection exercise to identify the optimal site for the development of a large-scale wind energy project.

Project Updates

We are committed to keeping the local community informed about the project with regular updates, information about public events and newsletters.

Queries and FAQs

We understand that you will have questions about the proposed wind farm and have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions.

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Community Benefits

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Communications

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Compliance