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.
On 16th June 2020, An Bord Pleanála consented planning for the proposed Derryadd Wind Farm. Planning was consented for the development of 24 turbines with an overall blade tip height of up to 185m. Due to a combination of constraints, the distance to the nearest house from a turbine on the proposed layout is 750 metres.
We intend to develop the proposed wind farm on Derryadd, Derryaroge and Lough Bannow bogs located in South Co. Longford.
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.
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 wind farm and have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions.