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 lands extend to approximately 80,000 hectares in total and are located mainly in the Irish Midlands. In 2011, our ‘Strategic Framework for the Future Use of Peatlands’ considered how we could use our land resources for a sustainable future. We recognise that cutaway peatlands have significant potential for the development of wind energy.
To view the planning application, please click here.
The purpose of the Derryadd Wind Farm is to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland. We submitted planning permission in January 2019 for a wind farm in Derryadd Co. Longford.
We ensure that people living in the area benefit from the development of our the 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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If you require further information, please contact us.
Visit a Wind Farm
If you would like to visit our Mountlucas Wind Farm, please contact us for a tour.