Project

Ballylongford Wind Farm

We are developing a wind farm near Ballylongford in County Kerry. We are also working on plans for a 38 kV substation extension of the Drombeg 110 kV Substation which is currently under construction by Tullamore Solar Farm Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB.

 

Site details 
 
The Ballylongford Wind Farm site was consented in 2018. The consented site in North Kerry will consist of six turbines with a maximum tip height of 126.5m.
 

The new wind farm will have a 35-year operational life from the date of commissioning.

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Proposed Drombeg 38 kV Substation 

Energia Renewables are developing plans for a 38 kV substation in the townland of Tullamore, near Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.

This substation will be an extension of the Drombeg 110 kV Substation, which is currently under construction by Tullamore Solar Farm Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB.

It is our intention to schedule our works in tandem with the Drombeg 110 kV Substation project to minimise impact on the local area.

Our proposed extension would be located entirely within the confines of the already consented Drombeg solar farm and adjacent to the consented Drombeg 110 kV Substation.

This project will facilitate the export of renewable energy from Energia’s Ballylongford Wind Farm development onto the national grid.

Download our project information leaflet here.

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 operational wind farm sites.

The Ballylongford community benefit fund will be designed to meet the needs of the local area and will be administered by an independent charitable foundation on behalf of Energia.   

Project grants will be made available after one year of wind farm operation.

Working with schools

It’s breath-taking to see a wind turbine up close. The Energia Renewables Operations team are happy to facilitate school visits or classroom talks on wind energy:

  • Discover…how wind turbines generate electricity
  • Learn… about local Energia wind farms
  • Explore... the need for climate action and energy transition

Contact details

If you have any questions about our operational wind farms, development sites or renewable energy projects, please contact our Community Liaison Officers by email at clo@energia.ie, or phone +353 (0)87 364 4274.