Energia to invest EUR 100m in over 62 MW of Irish wind
Nov 4, 2013 - Ireland’s Energia Renewables said today it expected to pour over EUR 100 million (USD 135m) in the 9-MW Hollyford wind farm and some recently-purchased Northern Ireland wind projects with a total capacity of over 53 MW.
The power plant operator, which is part of Viridian Group Plc, calculates that once these schemes are completed the company would be supplying more than 600 MW of wind power from own and contracted parks.
Energia recently bought several consented wind projects, including the 12-turbine wind farms at Long Mountain, Antrim and Clondermot, Londonderry. These plants will be able to provide enough power to meet electricity needs of about 33,000 households. The company is also finalising the construction of the EUR-18-million Hollyford scheme in Tipperary, which will feature three turbines. This park is expected to begin exporting power shortly as the turbines have already been erected.
According to managing director Peter Baillie, Energia is on track to supply more than 1 GW by the middle of this decade.