Wind is one of Ireland’s most abundant and sustainable resources that is generating electricity for thousands of homes, businesses and communities across the country.
Wind power is making positive contributions to Ireland's energy policy objectives of securing diverse and sustainable supplies of energy at competitive prices and is crucial in delivering the targets outlined in the Climate Action Plan.
We are committed to investing and delivering energy from renewable sources with wind energy being a top priority across the Energia Group.
Combined with energy from Power Purchase Agreements, Energia delivers over 23% of Ireland’s wind energy.
The power of the wind forces the blades of each wind turbine to rotate and as the blades move, they create kinetic energy. This kinetic energy travels down the central nacelle of the turbine where a generator then converts it into electrical energy or electricity which is this then transferred to the grid.
At the outset of wind farm planning, a senior botanist is engaged to monitor each chosen site and confirm that a wind farm does not have any adverse effects on flora on the proposed site or its' environment. Sites are also carefully assessed in consultation with the National Parks & Wildlife Service, relevant Regional Fishery Boards and IWC Bird Watch Ireland. Each body will assess and confirm that the sites are "not near or inline with any migrating flight path and will not have any adverse effect on any other wildlife in the area".
If you have any concerns or more questions about the impacts of windfarms you can speak to our community liaison officer by emailing [email protected] or by calling +442890685992