The proposed wind farm will give rise to a range of beneﬁts, including up to 100 construction jobs. It will also create permanent operation and maintenance roles, as well as ancillary functions.
There will be a substantial community beneﬁt fund to help support local community projects and ensure that residents beneﬁt directly from the renewable energy development. The fund will be administered in accordance with Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) best practice and grants will be made available after one year of wind farm operation.
UPDATE 12th November: Ground investigation works are due to start on site from Monday 16th November. These will continue into the New Year. These site investigations, or SI works, are a routine part of planning application preparation and will be carried out by specialist contractor, IGSL, working closely with our planning and environmental consultants. For further information, please call our freephone helpline: 1800 140 232.
Autumn update: We have produced a series of photomontages from viewpoints around the development site to provide a visual representation of what the wind farm would look like – based on the July 2020 draft turbine layout, which is subject to change. You can view them here.
When can we see the planned wind farm layout?
We are now consulting the local community on the draft turbine layout, which you can view in more detail by clicking here and using the zoom control.
The draft plan is currently being reviewed and we will update and consult the community on the final site layout and make it available for public viewing on this website.
Anyone wishing to contact the project team should call the freephone number 1800140232 to request a call back from the team.
Covid-19 update: Community consultation changes
Energia and Galetech are committed to keeping communities safe.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we postponed public meetings and door-to-door visits in March and sent information by post to households within a 2km radius of the planned development.
We carried out a second mail drop in June and and scheduled individual household consultations - by appointment only - at a number of community hall clinics in July, following strict social distancing guidelines.
We recommenced door-to-door visits briefly this autumn, before halting face-to-face engagement again in line with government guidance.
To use our freephone service, just dial 1800140232. Don't forget you can also email us. You'll find our contact details at the bottom of this page, where we explain how we use the information you provide.
If you have any questions about the Seven Hills project, please contact the team:
Deirdre Keegan, Community Liaison Ofﬁcer (CLO), Galetech Energy Developments
Malachy Magee, Community Engagement, Galetech Energy Developments
Rosy Billingham, Community Liaison Officer (CLO), Energia Renewables