Energia is helping to power Christmas by switching on four windfarms in Northern Ireland during December.
Energia’s windfarms at Long Mountain, Co Antrim (27 MW) Glenbuck, Co Antrim (9MW), Gortfinbar, Co Tyrone (15MW) and Eshmore, Co Tyrone (7MW) were all connected last week and have started supplying power to homes and businesses throughout Ireland. Together with Energia’s 95 MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal, the company has added 153 MW of new green energy capacity to the Irish energy network since September. This is enough energy to power 100,000 households. As a result, Irish carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by 145,000 tonnes each year.
Energia Renewables is a leading Irish provider of sustainable green energy, supplying over 800 MWs of renewable energy and 25 percent of Ireland’s wind power to homes and businesses. This will rise to over 1,000 MW by mid-2017 with over 200MWs of projects presently in development.
“Since 2008 Energia has invested over 300 million in developing new windfarms” said Peter Baillie, Managing Director of Energia Renewables. “This brings the total number of turbines erected by the team to over 124 since 2008. This work is already helping the island of Ireland to reach its 2020 targets. The 800MWs of renewable energy we supply is enough to power over 500,000 homes. It is the culmination of years of development work and careful construction management. Once again we’d like to thank local communities for their support and are delighted that these new windfarms will be providing community funding for the local areas for the lifetime of the windfarms.”