Wind Energy Potential
We are committed to leading the change to more sustainable 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 Derryadd 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.
The purpose of the Derryadd Wind Farm is to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland. On 16th of June 2020, An Bord Pleanála consented planning for the proposed development.
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 proposed wind farm.
Fulfilment of statutory and regulatory obligations is at the forefront of the Derryadd project.
In 2017, Ireland's share of renewable electricity (RES-E) was 30.1%. Ireland has a national target of 40% by 2020. Wind generated 25% of all electricity in 2017, second only to natural gas.
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Visit a Wind Farm
If you would like to visit our Mountlucas Wind Farm, please contact us for a tour.