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An Bord Pleanála grants planning permission

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Bord na Móna welcomes today’s decision by An Bord Pleanála to approve the grant of planning permission for the company’s Edenderry power station.

Edenderry power station is the largest single source of dispatchable renewable power on the island of Ireland and a significant employer in the area. Over fifty percent of the electricity generated by Bord na Móna is derived from renewable sources. The company’s objective in this area is to increase renewable energy production and develop new renewable energy assets.

In 2015 Bord na Móna announced a new strategy stating that it would completely cease production of peat for electricity generation by 2030. This strategy will enable the company to maintain its significant employment profile in the region as it transitions to a business that is both environmentally and financially sustainable.

The company will now review the full decision and will not be making any further comment at this time.