Hydroelectric Power Plants in Ireland

Ardnacrusha
Location: Co Claire
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 3 X 21 MW, 1 X 22.5 MW
Operation: 1929-1934
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, Voith, Siemens

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Supply Board
Posted 12 Jun 2004

Carrigadrohid
Location: Co Cork
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 1 X 8 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1957
T/G supplier: Voith, Siemens
Quick facts: With its sister station Inniscarra, these plants in the Lee Valley formed ESB's fourth major hydroelectric development.

Photograph by lochtar (wikimedia)
Re-posted 12 Jul 2014

Cathaleens Falls
Location: Co Donegal
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 2 X 22.5 MW
Operation: 1951-1952
T/G supplier: Karlstad, ASEA
Quick facts: Also known as Ballyshannon. The units commissioned in Nov 1951 and Apr 1952, respectively.

Photograph courtesy of www.actionrenewables.org
Posted 24 Dec 2004

Clady
Location: Co Donegal
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 1 X 4.2 MW Francis
Operation: 1959
T/G supplier: Riva Calzoni, Marelli
Quick facts: Clady is in the Gweedore area 50km northwest of Letterkenny. It was synchronized to the local 38kV grid in Feb 1959.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Supply Board
Posted 10 Jul 2011

Cliff
Location: Co Donegal
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 2 X 10 MW
Operation: 1950-1955
T/G supplier: Charmilles, BBC
Quick facts: ESB brought the main sets at Cliff online in Aug 1950 and Feb 1955, respectively.

Photograph courtesy of www.actionrenewables.org
Posted 24 Dec 2004

Golden Falls
Location: Co Wicklow
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 1 X 4 MW
Operation: 1943
T/G supplier: English Electric
Quick facts: One of three hydro plants on the River Liffey.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Supply Board
Posted 10 Jul 2011

Inniscarra
Location: Co Cork
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW, 1 X 4 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1957
T/G supplier: Voith, BBC
Quick facts: With its sister station Carrigadrohid, these plants in the Lee Valley formed ESB's fourth major hydroelectric development.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Supply Board
Posted 10 Jul 2011

Leixlip
Location: Co Kildaire
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 1 X 4 MW
Operation: 1949
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, BBC
Quick facts: One of three hydro plants on the River Liffey.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Supply Board
Posted 10 Jul 2011

Poulaphouca
Location: Co Wicklow
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 2 X 15 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1944-1947
T/G supplier: Voest, English Electric
Quick facts: One of three hydro plants on the River Liffey.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Supply Board
Posted 10 Jul 2011

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12-Jul-2014

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