The Wind Farm
The development of Cloncreen Wind Farm involves an investment by Bord na Móna of over €100m in low carbon electricity generation infrastructure in Co. Offaly. The project will make a significant contribution to the achievement of Ireland’s 80% renewable electricity target by 2030. It is one of the largest projects to clear in the recent RESS auction.
Installation of the First Turbine
The Cloncreen project team oversaw the installation of the first Vestas V136-3.45 MW wind turbine for Cloncreen Wind Farm this week. Once commissioned, Cloncreen will be the largest Vestas wind park in Ireland to date.
The development of Cloncreen Wind Farm involves an investment by Bord na Móna of over €100m in low carbon electricity generation infrastructure in Co. Offaly.
The project will make a significant contribution to the achievement of Ireland’s 70% renewable electricity target by 2030.
Construction Video August 2021 – Meet some of the Project Team
In this video we get to meet some of the Cloncreen project team and get an update on project progress. To view this video, please click here
We will continue to make our construction update videos available on the project website as the project progresses. You can view all our latest videos in the Construction Video Gallery located here
Latest Project Newsletter
For an update on the progress of the Cloncreen Wind Farm, please download the latest Cloncreen Project Newsletter here.
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The Wind Farm
The purpose of the Cloncreen Wind Farm is to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland. Construction of the Cloncreen Wind Farm started in Summer 2020 , and the wind farm is due to enter commercial operation in quarter four 2022.
We ensure that people living in the area benefit from the development of our wind farms by supporting communities through our various Community Benefits packages.
We are committed to continuing to keep local residents informed about the wind farm.
Fulfilment of statutory and regulatory obligations is at the forefront of the Cloncreen project.
Wind generated 36% of all electricity in Ireland in 2020, second only to natural gas.
42% of all electricity generated in 2020 came from renewable sources.
Ireland has a national target to move to 80% renewable electricity by 2030.
Ireland had a total installed wind capacity of 4.3 GW at the end of 2020 - an increase of 180 MW on 2019.
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Visit a Wind Farm
If you would like to visit our Mountlucas Wind Farm, please contact us for a tour.