Location: Kilgarvan, Co Kerry
Capacity: 114 MW
Grousemount is a wind energy project
located in a mountainous part of Co Kerry, approximately 7.5 km east of Kilgarvan village and 20 km south east of
The wind farm site comprises the upper reaches of the Roughty River Valley,
which possesses a rugged and wild character with the land being predominantly
covered in rock, heath and peat.
The project aims to merge two
previously permitted wind farms: Barnastooka and Grousemount. Combined, the two
wind energy projects will feature 38 turbines with a combined generating
capacity of 114 MW. It will generate enough renewable electricity to power
around 74,750 households a year, which equates to more than 100% of Co
Each year, the operation of the Grousemount Wind Farm off-sets the emission of more than 290,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to saving on the annual import of over 70,000 tonnes of fossil fuels.
Construction of the Grousemount wind energy project commenced on November 23, 2015. The project comprises three main elements:
- Construction of turbine foundations, site access roads and a new electrical sub-station at Coomataggart.
- The delivery and installation of 38 wind turbines, each with a 2.5 – 3.5 MW generating capacity.
- The installation of 30km underground cable from the wind farm site which will connect to the existing electricity grid via Ballyvouskill substation
We recently lodged a Strategic Infrastructure Development planning application with An Bord Pleanala which aims to combine the two sites bringing efficiencies to the project. For more information on our planning application, click here.
Grousemount Wind Farm has appointed Diarmuid O'Sullivan as our dedicated Community Liaison Officer. The Liaison Officer is available to meet and discuss resident concerns in relation to any part of the works.
If you have any queries, please contact:
T: 087 9882288
Latest News - 5th February 2018
Road Closure - Coolea - Ballyfinnane Bridge
Road Closure Map - Coolea - Ballyfinnane Bridge
Emergency Contact Procedure Coolea Village
Latest News - 9th November 2017
Emergency Contact List
Map Road Closure - Mullaghanish
Map Road Closure Top of Coom
Newspaper Notice - Mullaghanish Road Closure
Newspaper Notice - Top of Coom Road Closure
Project Newsletter - Summer 2017
Nuachtlitir an Tionscadail - Samhradh 2017