Bord na Móna has announced that two of its major windfarm projects have been successful in the first competitive auction under the Government’s new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme.
The Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2 in Co Mayo and Cloncreen Wind Farm in Co Offaly were both successful in their bids, winning 158MW total capacity in the auction.
The two windfarm projects represent a €170 million investment by Bord na Móna into its brown to green strategy.
Together, the two wind farms will supply enough renewable energy to power over 100,000 homes across Ireland per annum.
Bord na Móna chief executive Tom Donnellan says they are now on track to achieve a 300 per cent increase in their renewable energy output in this decade.