​Our Wind Energy Projects

At ESB, we believe in continuing to invest in energy projects that yield a maximum return to our customers and help us achieve our ambition of a low-carbon future.

ESB Wind Development Ltd. is dedicated to the development of renewable energy through the construction and acquisition of wind power projects throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. We’re currently working on a number of projects (s​ix currently in construction) which have the potential to unlock as much as 1,200 MW of renewable energy in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Location: Co Tipperary
Commissioning: 2017 (Estimated)
Capacity: 50 MW
Technology: Vestas V112

 

The Cappawhite wind energy project is located within the Hollyford Hills, immediately northwest of Cappawhite village and approximately 17 km north of Tipperary town.

Upon completion of the project, the wind farm will feature 17 turbines with a combined generating capacity of 50 MW. It will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 32,500 households a year, which equates to over 55% of Co Tipperary.
 
Each year, the operation of the Cappawhite Wind Farm off-sets the emission of harmful greenhouse gases, such as: 74,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), 1,900 tonnes of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and 470 tonnes of nitrogen oxide (NOx)

Latest Update

Cappawhite - Newsletter (June, 2016)

Project Information

Construction of the Cappawhite wind energy project commenced in October, 2015. The project comprises three main elements:

  • Construction of turbine foundations, site access roads and an electrical sub-station.
  • The delivery and installation of 17 wind turbines, each with a 3 MW generating capacity.
  • The installation of an underground cable from the wind farm site which will connect to the existing electricity grid via Cuateen substation.

Contact Us

Cappawhite Wind Farm has appointed Padraig Carroll 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: 087 798 0736
E: ​cappawhitewindfarm@esb.ie

Location: Kilgarvan, Co Kerry
Capacity: 114 MW​
Commissioning: 2018
Technology: TBD

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 Killarney.
 
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 Kerry.
 
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.

Project Information

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.

Contact Us

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

E:info@grousemountwindfarm.ie

 

​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

 

Location: Carrowdotia, Co Clare
Commissioning: 2017
Capacity: 15 MW
Technology: Vestas V112
 
Moneypoint wind energy project is located close to ESB’s own Moneypoint Power Station, situated next to the Shannon estuary in West Co Clare, approximately 3 km west of Killimer and 6 km south-east of Kilrush.
 
Upon completion of the project, the wind farm will feature five turbines with a combined generating capacity of 15 MW. It will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 10,000 households a year.
 
Each year, the operation of the ​Moneypoint Wind Farm off-sets the emission of more than 41,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to saving on the annual import of over 9,000 tonnes of fossil fuels.

Project Information

Construction of the Moneypoint wind energy project commenced on August 03, 2015. The project comprises three main elements:

  • Construction of turbine foundations, site access roads and an electrical sub-station.
  • The delivery and installation of five wind turbines, each with a 3 MW generating capacity.
  • The installation of underground cable from the wind farm site which will connect to the existing electricity grid.

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please contact:

Brian Mullins
(Project Director)
E: brian.mullins@esb.ie

Location: Claudy, Co Derry
Capacity: 15 MW​
Commissioning: 2017 (Estimated)
Technology: Nordex N90
 
The Eglish wind energy project is located between the villages of Donemana and Claudy on the slopes of Eglish Hill, a north-western foothill of the Sperrin Mountains.
 
Upon completion of the project, the wind farm will feature 6 turbines with a combined generating capacity of 15 MW. Eglish wind farm is forecast to deliver enough clean, green, indigenous electricity equivalent to the needs of approximately 7,000 homes.
 
It is expected that the wind farm will save emissions of the order of 17,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Latest Updates

Eglish - September 2016 Newsletter

Eglish - Deliveries Notice (Donegal)

Project Information

Construction of the Eglish wind energy project commenced on August 21st, 2015. The project comprises three main elements:

  • Construction of turbine foundations, site access roads and an electrical sub-station.
  • The delivery and installation of six wind turbines, each with a 2.5 MW generating capacity.
  • The installation of 12 km underground cable, from the wind farm site which will connect to the existing electricity grid via Killymallaght substation

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please contact:

Fiona O'Neill
(Project Director)
E: Fiona.oneill@esb.ie

Location: Loughmacrory, Co Tyrone
Capacity: 12.5 MW​
Commissioning: 2017 (Estimated)
Technology: Nordex N90

The Crockdun wind energy project is located 2 km northeast of Loughmacrory, Co Tyrone on the southern slopes of Copney Hill, along the ridge between the hilltops of Loughmacrory Hill and Crockdun, Omagh.

Upon completion of the project, the wind farm will feature five turbines with a combined generating capacity of 12.5MW. Crockdun wind farm is forecast to deliver enough clean, green, indigenous electricity equivalent to the needs of approximately 5,700 homes.

It is expected that the wind farm will save emissions of the order of 14,200 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Project Information

Construction of the Eglish wind energy project commenced in August, 2015. The project comprises three main elements:
  • Construction of turbine foundations, site access roads and an electrical sub-station.    
  • The delivery and installation of five wind turbines, each with a 2.5 MW generating capacity.    
  • The installation of 4 km overhead cable, from the wind farm site which will connect to the existing electricity grid via Tremoge substation

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please contact:

Fiona O'Neill
(Project Director)
E: fiona.oneill@esb.ie

Work with us to Make it Happen

ESB's 2025 ambitions show we are committed to assisting Ireland and the United Kingdom in reaching their renewable energy targets. However, we understand this is not a solo mission.

As such, we are and will continue to be engaged with companies across both markets, like our current joint venture partners: Coillte, Bord na Mona, Galetech Energy Services, and Coriolis Energy.

ESB and Coillte Projects

As of October 2015, construction of a wind farm began on a green field site located in the foothills of the Ballyhoura mountains, just north of Doneraile Village. The project involves the installation of 14 Nordex turbines and an underground cable from the wind farm to Charleville substation.

Upon completion of the project, the wind farm's 14 turbines will have a combined generating capacity of 33.1 MW. It will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 17,000 households a year.

If you would like to know more about this renewable energy project:

W: www.castlepookwindfarm.ie
Lo Call: 1890 800 163
E: info@castlepookwindfarm.ie

ESB and Bord Na Mona Projects

ESB and Bord Na Mona are jointly involved in the development of a ​renewable energy project in Bellacorick, Co Mayo to be known as Oweninny Wind Farm.

The proposed wind farm site is located in North Mayo, west of Crossmolina and east of Bangor Erris, just north of the N59 road. The site comprises some 50 km2 and was formerly utilised for peat harvesting by Bord na Móna to provide fuel for the former ESB Bellacorick peat fired power station.

The project also aims to replace Bellacorrick Wind Farm, which is Ireland’s first wind farm with the latest wind turbine technology as to assure the site is as efficient as possible.

Upon completion of the project, the wind farm's ​61 turbines will have a combined generating capacity of ​172 MW. It will generate enough renewable electricity to power over 100,000 households a year.

If you would like to know more about this renewable energy project:

W: www.oweninnywindfarm.ie
E: oweninnypower@esbi.ie

ESB and Coriolis Energy Projects

Coriolis Energy and ESB are working together to develop a renewable energy project located on a moorland plateau ​north-west of Inveraray, east of ​Dalavich between Loch Awe and Loch Fyne in Argyll & Bute.

Upon completion of the project, the wind farm's ​22 turbines will have a combined generating capacity of ​approximately 66 MW. It will generate enough renewable electricity to power up to 43,000 households a year.

In addition to the turbines themselves, a wind monitoring mast, an onsite substation, underground cables and access tracks will be required.

If you would like to know more about this renewable energy project, please visit: www.blarghourwindfarm.co.uk

Coriolis Energy and ESB are working together to develop a renewable energy project located is located on the Fasque and Glendye Estate, north of Fettercairn and south-west of Strachan, Aberdeenshire.

Upon completion of the project, the wind farm's ​​37 turbines will have a combined generating capacity of ​up to 148 MW. It will generate enough renewable electricity to power up to 92,000 households a year.

In addition to the turbines themselves, a wind monitoring mast, an onsite substation, underground cables and access tracks will be required.

If you would like to know more about this renewable energy project, please visit: www.glendyewindfarm.co.uk