Bord na Mona 1GW Irish wind plan

Bord na Mona owns 80,000 hectares of peatland across Ireland

Bord na Mona owns 80,000 hectares of peatland across Ireland

Bord na Mona, a semi-state Irish energy company, has unveiled plans to develop an initial 1GW of onshore wind capacity in Ireland’s East Midlands for export, and intends to lodge a planning application by 2015.

The “Clean Energy Hub” scheme, much of which would be on line by 2020, would be largely dependent on demand for renewable electricity from the UK should it be unable to meet its own targets domestically.

While the scheme may bump up against similar development plans being progressed by Mainstream Renewable Power and Element Power, it does not appear that Bord na Mona has any intention of building its own subsea power lines, as the other two developers do.

Rather, Bord na Mona would build a series of wind farms which “could then be connected to cables developed to carry Log in to read complete article.

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