Element Power puts online 17.5-MW wind farm for Ireland’s NTR

2.5-MW Nordex turbine. Source: Nordex SE

June 1 (Renewables Now) - Element Power has kicked off commercial operations at the 17.5-MW Coollegrean wind farm in Ireland, the British renewable energy developer announced on Thursday.

The plant is owned by Irish green asset manager NTR Plc, while Element Power was its developer and construction manager. Located in County Kerry, the wind park is powered by seven N90 2.5MW turbines supplied by Germany’s Nordex (ETR:NDX1), expected to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of around 15,500 households per year. First power from the plant was produced at the end of January.

Ireland-based L&M Keating Ltd was responsible for all civil engineering activities, while Obelisk Power Systems took care of the electrical works.

The project is part of NTR’s NTR Wind 1 Fund portfolio, which at the end of April had more than 220 MW of assets, more than half of which operational.

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