Energia windfarm in Meenadreen - the largest in Ireland - is up and running
The 95MW windfarm has set a new Irish record.
Ireland’s largest windfarm, Energia’s 95MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal, has officially started supplying power to homes and businesses across Ireland.
The windfarm has set a new Irish record - it contains 38 turbines and can produce enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. It will reduce the island’s carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.
Energia Renewables has invested €145m to develop the windfarm, and work on it began in 2014. It took 26 months to complete.
The investment in this windfarm brings Energia Renewable’s total investment in wind farms developments to over €500m.
Energia Renewables is among Ireland’s leading providers of sustainable green energy and 25% of Ireland’s wind power is provided through Energia to homes and businesses.
Energia Renewable’s Managing Director, Peter Baillie, said: “We are very proud to have delivered this large-scale project and to finally see it start supplying energy to homes and businesses around the island of Ireland.”