Thornog Wind Farm is located near Drumquin in County Tyrone. It consists of eight Nordex N90 turbines and has a total capacity of 20MW. It has been operational since 2014.
The wind farm produces enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 15,000 average households and avoids the release of nearly 16,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year, which is equivalent to taking around 5,800 cars off the road.
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Thornog Community Benefit Fund
The annual Thornog community benefit fund now totals over £45,000 a year. The wind farm fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland on behalf of Energia and opens for applications every autumn.
Community groups and charitable organisations operating within seven miles of the wind farm, near Drumquin, Ederney and Lack, can apply for funding. Grants range from £500 up to £10,000 and are available for projects which promote sustainability. The fund encourages cross-community collaboration and joint applications from groups working together with a shared goal.
Last year, grants were awarded to St. Joseph’s GAA Club, Ederney Community Development Trust and Rural Community Group, NFC Kesh, and Drumquin Young at Heart Club.
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:
If you have any questions about any of our operational wind farms, development sites, bioenergy plants or renewable energy projects, please contact our Community Liaison Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone +44 78804 32201.