Wind Energy Potential

We are committed to leading the change to more sustainable resources in Bord na Móna.  Wind energy is one of the solutions we are developing to create this change.

Bord na Móna’s interest in bringing forward the proposed Ballivor Wind Farm is a result of the company’s transition to becoming a major supplier of renewable energy.  As part of its Brown to Green Strategy, the company is implementing an extensive peatland rehabilitation programme and expanding its new low carbon operations.  A key objective of this strategy involves using the land to continue to underpin Ireland’s energy independence by developing green, sustainable energy sources to assist with Ireland’s commitment to generate 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

Following on from public consultation events held in Ballivor, Delvin and Raharney in March 2020, we have progressed the project design and have now produced a draft wind turbine layout.

To view the draft wind turbine layout, please click here.

The Project

The purpose of the Ballivor Wind Farm is to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland.

Community Benefits

We ensure that people living in the area benefit from the development of our wind farms by supporting communities through our various Community Benefits packages.

Communications

We are committed to continuing to keep local residents informed about the proposed wind farm.

Compliance

Fulfilment of statutory and regulatory obligations is at the forefront of the Ballivor project.

Wind Energy

In 2019, wind energy covered 15% of the EU's electricity demand.

Ireland has a national target to move to 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

Wind generated 28.1% of all electricity in Ireland in 2018, second only to natural gas.

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Contact Us

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Visit a Wind Farm

If you would like to visit our Mountlucas Wind Farm, please contact us for a tour.