Derrysallagh Wind Farm consists of ten GE 3.2MW turbines with a total capacity of 32MW. It has been operational since July 2020.
The wind farm produces enough electricity to power around 17,500 Irish households every year and avoids the release of just under 29,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, which is equivalent to taking around 9,500 cars off the road.
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Derrysallagh community benefit fund
Energia, has set up a €30,000 annual community benefit fund to support community groups operating within a 5km radius of its Derrysallagh wind farm on the border of Counties Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim.
Groups from Glen, Ballyfarnon, Geevagh and Arigna are encouraged to apply for grants of up to €3,000 for projects which will benefit the local community. The fund prioritises energy saving and sustainability goals.
For further information on how to apply, please visit the Community Foundation Ireland website, www.foundation.ie.
Derrysallagh funding for local playgroup
First Friends Playschool in Geevagh, County Sligo, is one of the first community groups to benefit from our Derrysallagh Wind Farm fund. The playgroup, which currently caters for 15 local children between the ages of 3 and 5, received over €5,000 for a new swing, slide, seesaw, garden shed and outdoor shelter.
Dermot MacDermott, Chair of the First Friends’ Board of Directors, says the playschool has an important role: “We want to offer parents in Geevagh a chance for their children to build friendships that can last a lifetime and strengthen our sense of community in the village.
“Here at First Friends we have indoor and outdoor facilities which we’re improving all the time – thanks to funders like Energia. By the time our children are old enough to go to St Patrick’s National School just over the road, they’ve already made friends and their first day doesn’t seem like an ordeal at all.”
It’s breath-taking to see a wind turbine up close.
Our Derrysallagh Wind Farm team are keen to facilitate school visits and classroom talks on wind energy.
If you have any questions about our operational wind farms, development sites, battery storage facilities or renewable energy projects, please contact our Community Liaison Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone +353 (0) 87 9944952.