Green energy company Energia has started supplying energy from five new windfarms to power homes and businesses across Ireland.
The five new windfarms are located at Longmountain and Glenbuck in County Antrim and at Altamuskin, Eshmore and Gortfinbar in County Tyrone. The new facilities will generate a combined total of 73 MW of renewable energy. The two Antrim windfarms will generate 27.6 MW and 9 MW respectively. The three farms in County Tyrone will generate 14 MW, 6.9 MW and 15 MW respectively. The power from the five windfarms combined is capable of producing enough electricity to power 36,000 homes.
“2017 is a very significant year for Energia Renewables” said Peter Baillie, Managing Director. “We are very proud of our achievement in opening these five new windfarms following shortly after we opened the biggest windfarm on the island of Ireland at Meenadreen, County Donegal in March. This takes Energia to over 1,000 MW of windfarm power purchase agreements, which is 26 percent of all windfarm offtake throughout Ireland. These developments would not have been possible without the support of the local communities in Antrim and Tyrone and we look forward to working with the community groups into the future. These windfarms operate community benefit schemes run by Community Foundation NI, and will be significant contributors to local authority rates, and have created a number of permanent jobs.”
The facilities are the culmination of years of development work and construction. Energia Renewables has invested a total of £600 million in wind farms and the company’s windfarm portfolio now generates over 1,000 MW of green energy. The company is among Ireland’s leading providers of green energy with 25 percent of Irish wind power provided by Energia to homes and businesses.