Wind turbines in Ireland. Image by: EDF Renewables.
The Irish subsidiary of EDF Renewables intends to develop a roughly 50-MW wind project in County Kilkenny, the company announced on Wednesday.
EDF Renewables Ireland said in a statement that the team responsible for the Freneystown project is currently gathering wind data and mapping environmental constraints. This data, including the results of detailed environmental studies, will be used to create a final wind turbine layout.
The company hopes to submit a planning application and an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report in late 2023 and the facility could be completed by 2028.
The project site is located to the west of the village of Castlewarren, and northeast of Kilkenny city. If approved and built, the wind park will consist of as many as 10 turbines and will have the total capacity to generate enough power for more than 35,000 homes.