Wind Energy Power Plants in Ireland
Arklow Bank
Location: County Wicklow
Operator: GE Energy
Configuration: 7 X 3.6 MW
Operation: 2004
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
Quick facts: At completion, these were the largest turbines in offshore service. They are located on a sandbank about 10km offshore. The project was developed with Airtricity and a 95-MW expansion is planned. During construction, there were no recorded injuries and the plant had 94% availability in its first year of operation. This was one of Power magazine's Top Plants in 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 13 Aug 2005

Athea
Location: County Limerick
Operator: SSE Renewables Ltd
Configuration: 7 X 2.75 MW, 8 X 1.6 MW
Operation: 2013-2014
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
EPC: Kirby Group, Clean Tech Civils
Quick facts: Athea wind park is 6km to north of Abbeyfeale, close to the village of Athea in West County Limerick. The development area is largely cutover bog and rough grazing land.

Photograph courtesy of Clean Tech Civils
Posted 5 Jul 2014

Bindoo
Location: County Cavan
Operator: SSE Renewables Ltd
Configuration: 32 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2007
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
EPC: Lagan Construction, Clean Tech Civils
Quick facts: Bindoo was developed by Airtricity at Mountainlodge 15mi from Cavan town.

Photograph courtesy of Clean Tech Civils
Posted 5 Jul 2014

Black Banks
Location: County Leitrim
Operator: B9 Energy (O&M) Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 850-kW V52
Operation: 2001
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: The project was developed by Waterfern Ltd and B9 took over operations in May 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Vestas
Posted 14 May 2005

Carnsore Point
Location: County Wexford
Operator: ESB Hiberian Wind Power
Configuration: 14 X 850 kW-V52
Operation: 2003
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of Hibernian Wind Power
Posted 29 Apr 2003

Crockahenny
Location: County Donegal
Operator: Electricity Supply Board
Configuration: 10 X 500-kW E-40
Operation: 1998
WTG supplier: Enercon

Photograph courtesy of Wind Prospect Ltd
Posted 8 May 2005

Derrybrien
Location: County Galway
Operator: ESB Hiberian Wind Power
Configuration: 71 X 850-kW V52
Operation: 2006
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This plant in South Galway was the site of a considerable peat slide in Oct 2003. The Derrybrien plant is connected to two substations at 110kV.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Supply Board
Posted 2 Jun 2010

Father Collins Park
Location: County Dublin
Operator: Dublin City Council
Configuration: 5 X 50-kW EW15
Operation: 2009
WTG supplier: Entegrity
EPC: ArArq Ireland, Buro Happold Ltd
Quick facts: As part of its City Development Plan, Dublin is encouraging the development of renewable energy resources. In Aug 2003, DCC announced a two-stage competition for the Father Collins urban park and the 22ha park was built out at a cost of €20mn. Abelleyro + Romero Architects took the design lead. The WTGs run lighting, the water pumping system, and other park facilities.

Photograph by Anthony Williams and courtesy of Dublin City Council
Posted 19 Mar 2011

Tursillagh
Location: County Kerry
Operator:Powergen Renewables, Saorgus Energy
Configuration: 23 X 66- kW V47
Operation: 2000
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: ESB International, Wind Prospect

Photograph courtesy of Saorgus Energy Ltd
Posted 7 Jul 2001

Abbreviations

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

Updated 05-Jul-2014

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