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Final Stages of New Windfarm

March 28

Energia is completing the final stages of construction at its new 10 megawatt (MW) windfarm in Corkermore, South Donegal. The green electricity generated by the plant will be supplied to businesses across Ireland by competitive energy provider Energia.

Energia is completing the final stages of construction at its new 10 megawatt (MW) windfarm in Corkermore, South Donegal. The green electricity generated by the plant will be supplied to businesses across Ireland by competitive energy provider Energia.   

The 10MW of power generated at Corkermore will be generated by 5 state-of-the-art Gamesa wind-powered turbines. Each turbine unit is 64 metres high, with the blade diameter of each unit measuring 40 metres. Each turbine has the capacity to produce 850kw of green electricity.

Energia is a leading all-island player in the provision of renewable power and has been one of the most significant contributors to Ireland’s renewable targets. The company currently has over 300MW of operational windfarms, and a further 540 MW in development. They also successfully completed a number of financing rounds for new facilities, including securing over €115m in funding for over 100MW of renewable asset development.

Peter Baillie Managing Director, Energia Renewables, commented, “Our new windfarm at Corkermore is a win both nationally and locally. Nationally, it will move Ireland a little closer to achieving its target of generating 40% of national supply from renewable sources by 2020. Locally, it means a boost for investment and jobs in the surrounding area in South Donegal, as well as increased rates for Donegal County Council.

“The local communities are also benefitting from infrastructure improvements, income for the harbour at Killybegs and rental income for the landowners. Developing a project like this involves many individuals, statutory and voluntary groups and the total buyin of everyone and we fully appreciate everybodies input

“Energia is proud to be one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s renewable targets and one of the largest investors in the renewable sector. We currently have 174 MW of directly-owned renewable generating assets either fully on-grid or coming on stream on an all-island basis.”

“By 2012, the company will supply over 840MW of Ireland’s renewable power, or around 25% of the Irish renewable market.”

Energia has a 28% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 65,000 business customers

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