The Bracklyn Wind Farm development consists of nine wind turbines, generating enough renewable energy to meet the annual electricity needs of around 40,000 Irish households.
This 64.8MW wind farm will help Ireland to reach its 80% renewable electricity target by 2030, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and increasing security of energy supply.
The wind farm development is located approximately 4km south of Delvin and 5km north of Raharney in County Westmeath, extending into the townland of Coolronan in County Meath.
In addition to the nine consented turbines, other key components of the development include turbine foundations and hard standings, tracks and access, underground cables, an on-site electricity substation and electrical connection to the national electricity network.
Bracklyn Wind Farm was granted planning permission in 2022 for nine turbines with a rotor diameter of 162m and a maximum tip height of 185m. The development has been granted a 30-year operational lifetime from the date of the first commissioning of the wind farm. To find out more, visit the An Bord Pleanála website.
The project also includes a consented 25MW battery energy storage system (BESS).
Turbine delivery route
It is anticipated that turbine components will be transported overnight along the motorway and national road network from Waterford Port to Delvin via Dublin and Mullingar. Components will travel along the L1504 and L5508 to the site entrance - arriving in the early hours to minimise disruption for road users, businesses and residents.
In order to accommodate oversized loads, some permanent and temporary upgrade works will be undertaken at certain points along this route.
What happens next?
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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 Bracklyn 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. It will operate in accordance with Wind Energy Ireland (formerly IWEA) best practice and project grants will be made available after one year of wind farm operation.
Working with schools
The Energia Renewables Operations team are happy to facilitate school visits or classroom talks on renewable energy:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone +353 (0)8799 44952.