Ireland’s Largest Wind Farm in Connemara enters Commercial Operation

Ireland’s largest wind farm in Connemara has entered commercial operation and will generate more green energy than any other wind site on the island.

Largest Wind Farm Connemara Commercial operation

Ireland’s largest wind farm will produce enough green energy to power 140,000 homes. (Credit SSE Ireland)

The Galway Wind Park is located south-west of Oughterard and was developed by SSE and Coillte as a €280 million joint venture. The wind park has 58 Siemen wind turbines which have the capacity to generate 169 megawatts of electricity

This new venture will produce 600GWh of green energy each year – enough renewable energy to power over 140,000 homes, this is equivalent of every home in Galway city and county. The energy produced at the warm farm will offset more than 220,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions.

Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director, SSE Ireland, said: “The development of Galway Wind Park demonstrates how two industry leaders can join forces to deliver the country’s largest onshore wind farm. As Ireland’s largest single generator and provider of renewable energy, we’re extremely proud at SSE that Galway Wind Park will make the biggest single contribution of any renewable energy site towards greening our national energy supply and decarbonising power generation across the island. We’re equally proud that over its lifetime Galway Wind Park will help transform the local and regional economy and communities through a multi-million euro community fund.”

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