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Inse Mhór Wind Farm

Co-development partners FuturEnergy Ireland and SSE Renewables are jointly exploring the potential for a renewable energy project at Inchamore, Coolea, in Co. Cork.

FEI Turbine

About us

FuturEnergy Ireland is a joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB that launched in November 2021.

By combining the assets and expertise of these two leading commercial semi-state companies, FuturEnergy Ireland is strongly positioned to tackle climate change and improve energy security on behalf of the people of Ireland.

Our ambition is to develop more than 1GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and make a significant contribution to Ireland’s commitment to produce 80% of electricity from renewable sources by the end of the decade.

FutureEnergy Ireland’s co-development partner for this project, SSE Renewables, is Ireland’s leading developer, owner and operator of onshore wind farms, with a vision to make renewable energy the foundation of a zero-carbon world.

The renewable electricity generated at wind farms operated by SSE Renewables powers SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy.

Site study area

The proposed study area is situated at Inchamore, Coolea, Co. Cork on a large site of around 167 hectares approximately 5km west of Ballyvourney, close to the Cork/Kerry border.

Tá an feirm ghaoithe atá beartaithe suite ar an Inse Mhór, Cúil Aodha, Co. Chorcaí ar shuíomh mór, 167 heicteár go neasach, atá suite 5km siar ó Bhaile Bhuirne agus gar do theorainn Chorcaí/Chiarraí.

The Stats

6

Turbines

€3.3m

Community Benefit Fund

1.4m

Tonnes of carbon emissions saved

26,718

Homes powered annually

Calculations based on the project being constructed as proposed and operational for 30 years and an estimated annual Community Benefit Fund of €220,000 for 15 years, based on average household use of 4.2MWh of electricity per year

Timeline

Sometimes, for reasons beyond our control, timelines may change. In the event this should happen, we will keep the community informed through letter-drops and on this timeline.

Your Community Liaison Officer, Brendan Twomey, will be available throughout to discuss any queries or concerns.