Element Power’s plans for a new wind farm in Co. Offaly, Ireland, have been approved by Offaly County Council.
The scheme, which is for 10 turbines with a tip height of 169m, will have an installed capacity of around 40MW, enough to power approximately 28,800 homes a year. The scheme was submitted as a planning application in 2017.
Pat O-Sullivan, Head of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement (Ireland) for Element Power, said;
“We are delighted with the decision of Offaly County Council to grant planning consent for Moanvane Wind Farm. This project will not only help tackle climate change by generating clean, green and reliable energy for Irish households and businesses but will also bring significant opportunity to the area. From an early stage in the development process we have put much time and energy into engaging with the local community, seeking their input to help us design a project that would work well in this location and also bring real and tangible benefits to the local area. We are delighted that the Council, having assessed the proposals in detail, has reached a positive decision.”
As the project moves forward through construction and on to operation, Element Power will continue to engage with people in the local area. Pat O’Sullivan continued;
“With planning now granted we can work in a meaningful way with the local community on matters such as community ownership opportunities, further detail on the local amenity trail and the proposed structure of the community benefit fund. We would like to invite both individuals and businesses in the local area that are interested in exploring opportunities to contact us. We are committed to ensuring that people in the communities surrounding this wind farm experience real economic, environmental and social benefit.”
Mike O’Neill, CEO of Element Power, added;
“This is very welcome news for Element Power. It reflects the hard work and expertise of the team to create a high quality project with the engagement of local stakeholders.
The portfolio of projects we are developing and building in Ireland will make a significant contribution to the country’s renewable energy supply and the government’s ambitions for a low carbon economy.”
CONTACTS FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Pat O’Sullivan, Head of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement (Ireland):
firstname.lastname@example.org; T: +353 (86) 8075103
Anna Stanford, Head of Communications (Group):
Anna.Stanford@elpower.com; T: +44 (0)7961 234634
ABOUT ELEMENT POWER
Element Power is a European-based energy company that develops, acquires, builds, finances and operates large-scale wind, solar PV, interconnection and flexible grid services, including storage. Active in 7 countries with a deep pipeline of projects in development, the group has extensive experience and a successful track record in delivering over 3GW of renewable energy capacity since 2008. Element Power also manages the operation of over 280MW of assets for some of the leading investors in the sector. The company has offices in UK (London), Ireland (Cork), Scotland, Finland, Sweden and Chile. www.elpower.com