Bord na Mona seeks to build 96-MW wind farm in Ireland

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February 8 (Renewables Now) - Bord na Mona Plc has filed a planning application with Ireland’s planning appeals board to develop the 96-MW Derryadd wind project in South County Longford.

The semi-state firm is seeking a 10-year planning permission from An Bord Pleanala to develop a project involving the installation of 24 wind turbines with a maximum height of 185 metres from the ground to the blade tip.

The plan is to erect the turbines on cutaway peatlands on Derryadd, Derryaroge and Lough Bannow bogs. The scheme also includes the construction of a 110-kV electrical substation with battery storage, according to the document.

Bord na Mona said in a statement this week that this proposed development would support its decarbonisation strategy.

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