Queries and FAQs

Queries and FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Cloncreen Wind Farm will consist of 21 V136-3.45 MW Vestas wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode which will have an overall tip height of 170m. Within this size envelope, the turbines will have a rotor diameter of 136m and a hub height of 102m.

Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2022. When operational the wind farm will have an installed generating capacity of 75MW which will power approximately 55,000 homes per annum*.

As outlined, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are still unable to hold the Meet the Buyer event. If you wish to express an interest in working on the wind farm development, please send an expression of interest to cloncreenwindfarm@bnm.ie and it will be forwarded to the wind farm contractors for consideration.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment’s new support mechanism for renewable electricity, the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) will provide support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland.   

The first of the RESS auctions was held in July 2020 and Cloncreen Wind Farm was successful on its offer quantity of 75MW.   

A condition of RESS-1 participation is that the wind farm must establish an annual Community Benefit Fund for the duration of RESS-1 (15 Years).   The fund value will vary each year as it will be calculated based on the annual output of the wind farm. Cloncreen Wind Farm will make an annual contribution of €2/MWh (of Loss-Adjusted Metered Quantity) into a Community Benefit Fund for the duration of the RESS Contract.

Similar to Mountlucas Wind Farm, amenity facilities (such as utilising the internal road network for walkways/cycleways) will be incorporated as part of the Cloncreen project. Approximately 21 km of internal road network will be constructed as part of the development. In addition, to enhance the amenity potential of the site, the Project Team are continuing to develop a wider amenity plan for the wind farm.

*based on average household consumption of 4,200kwh