Energia launches 9MW Hollyford wind farm

Operations at firm’s newest wind farm now underway

David Baker
by David Baker on 10th June, 2014

Energia has begun operations at a wind farm near Hollyford in Co Tipperary, set to supply nine megawatts of renewable energy to Irish homes and businesses.

The €19m wind farm has three turbines which stand 75 metres tall and with blades that possess a diameter of 101 metres.

Energia chose the site due to the availability of high wind speeds – listed as ‘category one’ - which represents the highest wind-to-power ratio.

The energy supplier has a portfolio of 684 MWs of renewable electricity capacity and a further 280 MWs of wind farm projects remain under development across Ireland.

“This wind farm represents another significant investment in renewable capacity by Energia,” said Peter Baillie, managing director, Energia Renewables.

Sustainable energy

“We want to extend a big thank you to the local community for the support it has given this project. The development of Hollyford is a very positive step forward for renewable energy in Ireland and local support for the project is a key element to its success” added Mr Baillie.

He also added that the firm was delighted to be assisting in the process of creating sustainable energy in Ireland, which is helping to meet the energy needs of many businesses in the region.

According to Mr Baillie, Energia is well placed to supply more than 1,000MWs by the middle of the current decade.

“Energia Group remains one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s renewable targets and one of the largest investors in the renewable sector,” he added.

Currently, Energia has an estimated 28% share of the Irish business electricity and gas market.

A 750MW gas-fired power station in north Dublin is also operated by the energy supplier, on top of its renewable energy resources.

Energia operates from offices in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Belfast and Omagh and is offering dual fuel electricity and gas deals to entice new customers with savings on standard rates.

Some of the firm’s largest wind farm sites can be found at Pallas, Glenough, Carrowleagh and Crighshane, with all four of these sites producing at least 30MW of renewable energy.

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