Solar Projects

Fieldstown, Co. Dublin

We are developing plans to construct a new 110 kV transmission substation in the townland of Fieldstown in County Dublin to facilitate the export of renewable energy from Energia solar developments into the national grid.

Fieldstown Solar Projects

(Title: Map of proposed Fieldstown 110 kV substation location)

Energia Renewables plan to construct a new 110 kV transmission substation in the townland of Fieldstown, near OIdtown in North County Dublin.  The proposed Fieldstown substation will facilitate the connection of three nearby Energia solar developments to the local electricity network via a 12.5km underground cable.  

This will help Ireland to reach its 80% renewable electricity target by 2030, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and increasing security of energy supply.

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Energia Fieldstown Solar Developments

(Title: Map of proposed Fieldstown 110 kV substation & Energia solar developments)

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You can find out more about our Fieldstown, Ballaghaweary and Gerrardstown solar projects by scrolling down the page.

Fieldstown 110 kV Substation - Strategic Infrastructure Development

The proposed Fieldstown 110 kV substation has been designated a Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID).

We have created a dedicated project website, where you can view photomontages, or visual representations, of what the proposed substation will look like. When we are ready to submit a planning application to An Bord Pleanála, you will be able to view all the associated planning documentation here.

We have also created a project brochure which you can download here

Fieldstown Solar PV Development

The proposed Fieldstown solar farm is located in the townlands of Fieldstown and Whitestown, Killsallaghan, County Dublin.  It will have an export capacity of up to 75MW MEC (export capacity), generating enough renewable electricity to meet the annual energy needs of over 20,000 Irish households every year.

The site has been carefully selected and is well screened with mature trees and hedges. We have undertaken a wide range of environmental assessments, including landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology, hydrology, glint and glare, and more.

A planning application was submitted to Fingal County Council in July 2021 and granted planning consent later that year in September. Click here to view the Council planning website.

Click here to view original information brochure.

View full map pdf here

 

Ballaghaweary Solar PV Development

The proposed Ballaghaweary solar installation, near Greenogue in County Meath, will have an export capacity of up to 16MW MEC (export capacity). It will generate enough renewable electricity to meet the annual energy needs of around 4,500 homes a year and produce CO2 savings of over 5,5000 tonnes per annum.  That’s equivalent to taking over 2,500 cars off the road every year.

A planning application for the Ballaghaweary solar development was submitted to Meath County Council in July 2021 and was granted planning consent later that year in December.  Click here to view the Council planning website.

You can view and download our original project brochure here.

Proposed Gerrardstown Solar PV Development

We are developing plans for a solar PV installation in the townland of Gerrardstown, near Ballyboughal in County Dublin. 

The proposed development will connect into the local electricity network and will have an export capacity of up to 55MW MEC export capacity, generating enough renewable electricity to meet the annual energy needs of around 16,500 Irish households every year.

The site has been carefully selected and is well screened with mature trees and hedges. We are undertaking a wide range of environmental assessments, including landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology, hydrology, glint and glare, and more.

We will be holding a public information drop-in event between 3pm and 8pm on Wednesday 25th January at Oldtown Community Centre.  Come along and meet the team.

You can view and download our project brochure here.

View full map pdf here

Solar energy: Frequently Asked Questions

How does solar energy work and what to expect as a resident living near a solar farm: we’ve compiled of the most frequently asked questions here.

Community Benefit Fund

We want local people to see and feel the benefit of renewable energy through our community benefit funds, which support community groups, voluntary organisations, schools and environmental projects situated near our renewable energy developments.

Our solar community benefit funds will be designed to meet the needs of the local area and will be administered by an independent charitable foundation on behalf of Energia.   They will operate in accordance with industry best practice and grants will be made available one year after the start of commercial operation.

Contact us

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 clo@energia.ie, or phone +44 78804 32201.

Fieldstown 110 kV Solar PV Development

Fieldstown 110kV Substation

 

Ballyaghaweary Solar PV Development Coordinates

 

Gerrardstown Solar PV Development Coordinates