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Cork's newest wind farm at Caherdowney now fully operational.

August 31

Energia's €14Million wind farm to supply 9.2MW of green power.

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Cork’s newest wind farm at Caherdowney has started supplying energy to businesses around Ireland.

Located near the Cork-Kerry border, the €14m Caherdowney Wind Farm has the capacity to produce 9.2 megawatts of renewable electricity. The main body of the facility’s four turbines stand 64.5 metres and their rotor blades have a diameter of 70 metres. The site was chosen due to its high average wind speeds (category one rated). At full generating capacity, the wind farm is capable of powering up to 9,200 homes.

Energia is one of Ireland's leading providers of sustainable energy green and will shortly have 550MW of operational renewable electricity capacity contracted within the energy portfolio, with a further 290MW of wind farm projects currently in development across Ireland. 75% of this portfolio is contracted with third party windfarms, giving Energia the broadest windfarm coverage in Ireland. Overall Energia has a 25% market share of wind generation throughout Ireland under contract.

Peter Baillie, Managing Director, Energia Renewables said:
“We are delighted to be producing sustainable energy in Caherdowney and supplying it to businesses around Ireland. This €14m wind farm represents another significant investment in renewable capacity by Energia. Energia Group is one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s renewable targets and one of the largest investors in the renewable sector.”

“As part of our commitment to the environment, Energia Renewables has invested €200 million in developing renewable sources of energy through its portfolio of ten wind farms. This includes our most recent projects at Corkermore and Drumloughill Wind Farms in County Donegal and Crighshane and Church Hill in County Tyrone.”

“We want to extend a big thank you to the local community for the support they have given this project. The development of both wind farms is a very positive step forward for renewable energy in Ireland and local support for the projects is a key element to their success.”

“All of our wind farm developments bring significant benefits to the local economies, including job creation, increased rates for the local authorities and improvements to local infrastructure such as roads. “

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