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 lands extend to approximately 80,000 hectares in total and are located mainly in the Irish Midlands. In 2011, our ‘Strategic Framework for the Future Use of Peatlands’ considered how we could use our land resources for a sustainable future. We recognise that cutaway peatlands have significant potential for the development of wind energy.
The purpose of the Cloncreen Wind Farm is to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland. An Bord Pleanála granted Bord na Móna planning permission for the proposed wind farm on the 4th May 2017.
We ensure that people living in the area benefit from the development of the wind farms by supporting local services and communities.
We are committed to continuing to keep local residents informed about the project.
Consultation, community engagement and following wind energy regulations in Ireland is at the forefront of the Cloncreen project.
Ireland imports about 70% of its energy requirements. This figure will continue to grow unless we develop additional renewable and sustainable resources.
For independent advice and information on wind energy.
If you require further information don’t hesitate to contact us.
Visit a Wind Farm
If you’re curious about wind farms, contact us for a tour.