EDF Renewables Ireland has announced plans to develop a 100 mega-watt wind farm in north Mayo. The proposed project, which could consist of up to 25 turbines and power more than 60,000 homes, will be located in a forested area to the northeast of Slieve Carr, approximately 8km southeast of Bangor Erris.
The company intends to submit a planning application and an Environmental Impact Assessment Report in support of the project to An Bord Pleanála in early 2022. Subject to planning permission, the wind farm is expected to be operational in 2028. A Community Benefit Fund commensurate with the size of the final project will be established to provide funding for local community initiatives and activities.
EDF Renewables Ireland say they are committed to keeping local people informed about its projects and a number of public consultation events will take place as the Kilsallagh Wind Farm progresses. These will be either online or in a local venue, depending on Covid-19 restrictions.