About Grousemount Wind Farm
Grousemount Wind Farm is being developed by Kerry Wind Power Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ESB.
The site is located in south east Kerry, at a location east of Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry and west of Coolea, Co. Cork. The complete project was granted permission from An Bord Pleanála in Summer 2016. Grousemount Wind Farm began construction in the summer of 2017.
The full project comprises Grousemount Wind Farm, Coomataggart 110 kV Substation, which is located within the wind farm site, an underground cable connection from the Substation to ESB Networks' Ballyvouskill Substation near Millstreet, Co. Cork and minor associated works. The wind farm will comprise 38 wind turbines, which will be used to harness the natural energy of the wind to generate electricity. Turbines will have maximum overall dimensions of 126 metres (m). This would result in up to 114 MW of renewable electricity being generated on site.
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Benefits of the Development
For 70,000 homes as well as schools, farms, hospitals, schools and businesses across Ireland
By the wind farm to Kerry County Council will support the provision of local services
COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND
Over 3.6M, the total value of the Community Benefit Fund to support local projects and amenities/recreational facilities
SUPPORT THE TRANSITION
From Ireland's reliance on imported fossil fuels to clean, locally generated renewable energy sources. Make a significant contribution towards Ireland's commitment of
sourcing 40% of our electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020
STONE AND CONCRETE
Used for construction will be sourced from local quarries
6 FULL TIME JOBS
Associated with wind farm maintenance during operational phase
70 construction jobs at peak employment
ESB is Ireland's foremost energy company and the largest supplier of renewable electricity in Ireland. Through innovation, expertise and investment, ESB is leading the way in developing a modern, efficient electricity system, capable of delivering sustainable and competitive energy supplies to our customers. Every day, ESB works for a better energy future by investing in low carbon generating technologies, building smarter electricity networks and working with others to find innovative solutions to today's energy challenges.
ESB currently operates more than 400MW of wind energy projects throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. ESB's wind delivery programme is currently forecast to deliver an additional 400MW by 2018 toward a target of 2,500MW by 2025.
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