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Long Mountain, Co. Antrim

Long Mountain Windfarm is located near Dunloy in County Antrim.

This 27.6MW wind farm consists of twelve Enercon E70 turbines and has been operational since 2017.  Long Mountain generates enough renewable energy to meet the average annual electricity demands of more than 15,000 homes.

Community benefit fund

We want local people to see and feel the benefit of renewable energy through our wind farm  benefit funds, which support community groups, voluntary organisations and environmental projects situated near our wind farms.

The Long Mountain Windfarm community benefit fund is administered by the Community Foundation Northern Ireland on behalf of Energia and offers funding to community groups within a five-mile radius of Long Mountain and the nearby Glenbuck Windfarm.

Last year, the Foundation awarded 18 grants, totalling more than £60,000.

Generating renewable hydrogen

Energia is constructing a pilot hydrogen production compound on site to provide a sustainable energy solution for heat, power and fuel through electrolysis.*  Long Mountain Windfarm will be able to produce hydrogen through wind generation, which would normally be curtailed.

This pilot scheme is funded by Interreg North West Europe and forms part of a wider programme, called GENCOMM (GENerating energy secure COMMunities through Smart Renewable Hydrogen). The project website can be viewed online at http://www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/gencomm-generating-energy-secure-communities/

(*EU Journal NIH2-003: Energia engineering services will support development until final commissioning and operational training of hydrogen supply system, consisting of an electrolyser and hydrogen compression system and associated balance of plant works.  For further Information please contact neil.morrow@energiagroup.com.)

Powering zero-emission public transport

 

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Energia Group, Translink, and Wrightbus are jointly investing in hydrogen infrastructure and zero-emission public transport with support from the NI Department for Infrastructure and the UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Energia Group will supply Translink with green hydrogen fuel and will own and operate Ireland’s first hydrogen refuelling station in Belfast. Wrightbus will supply three hydrogen fuel cell double decker buses. The overall capital investment represents around £4 million.

Making the announcement in January, Energia Group Chief Executive, Ian Thom, said: “Working with our subsidiary in Northern Ireland, Power NI, we are developing a number of solutions which will help facilitate the transition of all segments of the transport sector to help meet climate change and air quality standards.”

You can download a copy of our renewable hydrogen brochure here.