Energia, Ireland’s greenest electricity supplier, has commenced operations at its newest wind farm at Hollyford, County Tipperary, supplying energy to homes and businesses around Ireland.
Located near the village of Hollyford in County Tipperary, the €19m Hollyford Wind Farm has the capacity to produce 9 megawatts of renewable electricity.
The main body of the facility’s three turbines stand 75 metres and their rotor blades have a diameter of 101 metres. The site was chosen due to its high average wind speeds (category one rated). The wind farm is owned and operated by Energia.
Energia is one of Ireland’s leading providers of sustainable energy green and has 684 MW of operational renewable electricity capacity contracted within its energy portfolio, with a further 280MW of wind farm projects currently in development across Ireland. Energia are on track to supply over 1,000MWs by 2016. Energia currently has a 25% market share of the Irish wind generation sector.
Peter Baillie, Managing Director, Energia Renewables said: “We are delighted to be producing sustainable energy in Hollyford and supplying it to businesses around Ireland. This €19m wind farm represents another significant investment in renewable capacity by Energia. Energia Group is one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s renewable targets and one of the largest investors in the renewable sector.”
“As part of our commitment to the environment, Energia Renewables has invested €200 million in developing renewable sources of energy, underpinning our position as Ireland’s greenest electricity supplier. Our most recent projects are at Caherdowney, County Cork, Corkermore and Drumloughill Wind Farms in County Donegal and Crighshane and Church Hill in County Tyrone. We are currently constructing a 20MW windfarm at Thornog in County Tyrone and a 4.6MW windfarm at Clondermot, also in the North.”
“We want to extend a big thank you to the local community for the support it has given this project. The development of Hollyford is a very positive step forward for renewable energy in Ireland and local support for the project is a key element to their success.”
“All of our wind farm developments bring significant benefits to the local economies, including job creation, increased rates for the local authorities and improvements to local infrastructure such as roads. “