Wind farm in Ireland. Author: Harry Pears. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
Nov 14, 2014 - Irish wind energy developer Gaelectric said today it had officially opened its 42-MW Dunbeg wind park in Northern Ireland.
Construction of the facility required an investment of GBP 58 million (USD 90.8m/EUR 73.1m). The plant is situated between Limavady and Coleraine and is powered by 14 Enercon turbines of of up 3 MW each, whose output is expected to be enough to supply almost 24,000 households each year, Gaelectric estimates.
The Dunbeg facility is Gaelectric's third operational wind farm at home. The Irish company aims to build and commission about 164 MW of consented wind projects in Ireland by 2017. At present, its total permitted portfolio amounts to 140 MW, calling for a total investment of GBP 170 million.
Gaelectric is working on a wind energy development programme in Ireland and the US. In the past three years, it has obtained planning consent for nine wind projects in Northern Ireland, including the Dunbeg scheme, it said.
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