Derryadd Wind Farm
Bord na Móna continues to remain committed to becoming a major supplier of renewable energy by 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. The company maintains its view that the most appropriate climate change solution and optimum land use for this site continues to be a project combining wind energy, amenity, and rehabilitation.
Bord na Móna is progressing a new wind farm planning application for the site. Over the coming months, the project team will be advancing the project design to form part of the new application. On completion of this work, it is envisaged that a series of Community Engagement Sessions (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) will be conducted with the local communities adjacent to the proposed development to discuss the Derryadd Wind Farm project. Details of these Sessions will be advertised in due course and this website will be updated accordingly.
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The purpose of the Derryadd Wind Farm is 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.
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.