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Local school kids visit Thornog Wind Farm for Global Energy Day 2015

June 16

As part of Global Wind Day 2015, competitive energy provider Energia welcomed local pupils and community members from counties Tyrone and Fermanagh to Thornog wind farm.

Local school kids visit Thornog Wind Farm for Global Energy Day 2015

To celebrate Global Wind Energy Day 2015, over 100 members of the public and pupils from local primary schools visited the wind farm to learn about the turbines and renewable electricity from Energia staff. Visitors were brought on a tour of the wind farm by Energia staff, who explained how the turbines produce “green” energy. There was also face and turbine painting for the school kids and information for parents and teachers. Energia’s new Thornog wind farm is located to the north of Ederney in Co Fermanagh and south of Castlederg in Co Tyrone, is accessed along the B72 road.

 

Energia Renewables is among Ireland's leading providers of sustainable green energy, providing 25% of Ireland’s wind power to homes and businesses across Ireland. Energia currently supplies over 795MWs of renewable energy and this will rise to over 1,000MWs in the coming years. Energia has invested over €300m in wind farms since 2008 and currently has over 300MWs of projects in development.

 

Peter Baillie, Managing Director, Energia Renewables said, “We were thrilled to get such a positive reaction from the local communities. Global Wind Day 2015 is designed to raise awareness of the positive impact of wind farm facilities like Thornog, so it was great to get the opportunity to explain to visitors how the turbines work.”

 

“Energia currently supplies over 795MWs of renewable energy to homes and businesses across Ireland.  We are on track to supply over 1,000MWs in the near future. Energia Group remains one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s renewable targets and one of the largest investors in the renewable sector.”

 

Energia has a 23% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 60,000 business customers. In addition to renewable assets, the company also operates a 750MW gas fired power station in north Dublin.

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