Green WInd Energy files for 96-MW wind scheme - report
Nov 28, 2013 - Irish firm Green Wind Energy has filed a planning application with quasi-judicial body An Bord Pleanala for a 96-MW wind project in Ireland, the Irish Independent said today.
The green energy firm has proposed to erect 32 turbines on 1,000 ha (2,500-acre) in the Irish midlands for a total investment of EUR 100 million (USD 136m). If it wins approval, the company will build the Yellow River wind power facility in the next four years, according to the report.
The project, located north of Rhode in Co Offaly, aims to produce electricity for the domestic market. Green Wind Energy expects to obtain planning consent by the spring of 2014 and launch construction works in 2015.
In the past few months two more firms unveiled plans to develop large-scale wind projects in the midlands. Local company Mainstream Renewable Power intends to build a 450-turbine complex, while Element Power wants to build 40 wind farms with a total of 750 turbines.
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