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 Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 3 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 as well as its Resource Recovery and recycling business.  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.

Due to the Covid -19 restrictions in place regarding public gatherings, it is not possible to arrange formal information sessions in the local area at this time. Instead we have launched this dedicated website and are circulating a project information pack to local residents.  This pack contains project information that would normally be displayed at such sessions.

To view the project information booklet, please click here

To view the project questionnaire, please click here

The Project

The purpose of the Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 3 is to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland.

Community Benefits

We ensure that local communities in the area benefit from the development of our wind farms by providing various benefits arising from their construction and operation.

Communications

We are committed to continuing to keep local residents informed about the proposed wind farm.

Compliance

Fulfilment of statutory and regulatory obligations is at the forefront of the Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 3 project.

Wind Energy

In 2019, wind energy covered 15% of the EU's electricity demand.

Ireland has a national target to move to 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

Wind generated 28.1% of all electricity in Ireland in 2018, second only to natural gas.

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For independent advice and information on wind energy.

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Contact Us

If you require further information, please contact us.

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Visit a Wind Farm

If you would like to visit our Mountlucas Wind Farm, please contact us for a tour.