EDF Renewables to develop a 50 MW wind farm in Ireland
EDF Renewables Ireland is all set to develop a 50 MW wind farm.
The company has announced plans to build the Kellystown Wind Farm in County Louth, some 8 kilometres north of Drogheda town.
The project is expected to power over 35,000 households.
According to the company, it is working on collecting wind data and mapping the environmental constraints to create a preliminary wind turbine layout. Later, the final layout and number of turbines will be determined. It is likely to remain 8.
EDF Renewables Ireland shared that the wind farm could come into operations by 2027.
Kevin Daly, Head of Development at EDF Renewables Ireland, was quoted, “The increases consumers and businesses all over the country have experienced in their energy bills over the last few months have highlighted the need for Ireland to stabilise and secure its own renewable energy supply.”
Stating that the country has huge wind resources, he said that there is a need to construct and connect wind farms to electricity grid to meet rising demand.
He further shared that the wind farm will support Ireland to meet its targets of achieving 80 percent of electricity from renewable sources by the end of the decade.