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Powergen

Bord na Móna’s strategy is to grow our power generation business

This will be achieved by leveraging Bord na Móna’s land assets, project development skills, and operation and maintenance capabilities. Powergen will be a leading low carbon electricity generator, with a suite of resources including wind, biomass, biogas and other renewable technologies supported by flexible thermal plant.

Bord na Móna’s strategy is to grow our power generation business

This will be achieved by leveraging Bord na Móna’s land assets, project development skills, and operation and maintenance capabilities. Powergen will be a leading low carbon electricity generator, with a suite of resources including wind, biomass, biogas and other renewable technologies supported by flexible thermal plant.

Strategic Insight

Ireland has to completely transform the way that we generate and consume energy for the future. A future with new forms of low carbon energy that are secure and sustainable

Powergen manages and operates a portfolio of thermal and renewable assets

Namely, Edenderry Power Plant a peat/biomass generating unit, Cushaling peaking plant, Bellacorick, Mountlucas and Bruckana wind farms, and the Drehid landfill gas facility. The most recent portfolio additions are Mountlucas and Bruckana wind farms, these have made a significant contribution to our renewable portfolio with greater than 50% of our electricity generated now classified as carbon neutral.

Powergen manages and operates a portfolio of thermal and renewable assets

Namely, Edenderry Power Plant a peat/biomass generating unit, Cushaling peaking plant, Bellacorick, Mountlucas and Bruckana wind farms, and the Drehid landfill gas facility. The most recent portfolio additions are Mountlucas and Bruckana wind farms, these have made a significant contribution to our renewable portfolio with greater than 50% of our electricity generated now classified as carbon neutral.

Co-firing peat with biomass has produced impressive results at our Edenderry Power Plant

By mixing peat with biomass, Bord na Móna has managed to reduce its carbon footprint by a substantial amount. Having already introduced biomass co-firing at Edenderry, we aim to increase the share of carbon neutral material in all three peat energy stations.

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Siemens’ relationship with Bord na Móna Powergen has always been excellent and their engineering excellence is an outstanding asset to their wind development projects. We look forward to a long and successful collaboration with them as they continue to build a sustainable future for renewable energy in Ireland.”

Mark Harpur, Siemens Limited
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Siemens’ relationship with Bord na Móna Powergen has always been excellent and their engineering excellence is an outstanding asset to their wind development projects. We look forward to a long and successful collaboration with them as they continue to build a sustainable future for renewable energy in Ireland.”

Mark Harpur, Siemens Limited
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Did you know that 10% of the country's electricity needs are generated by Bord na Móna at its power stations and wind farms?

Edenderry peat/biomass electricity generating station, Cushaling peaking plant, and Bellacorick, Bruckana, and Mountlucas wind farms are all Bord na Móna power generation assets.

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The greener energy provided by Bord na Móna is improving the country. It’s improving the economy, creating jobs for local lads and it’s making the Irish economy and infrastructure a lot stronger from what it was.

Mark Coughlan, Steel Fixer, Construction of Mountlucas Wind Farm
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The greener energy provided by Bord na Móna is improving the country. It’s improving the economy, creating jobs for local lads and it’s making the Irish economy and infrastructure a lot stronger from what it was.

Mark Coughlan, Steel Fixer, Construction of Mountlucas Wind Farm
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Mountlucas Wind Farm – A New Energy Story

In March 2015, Bord na Móna switched on a new more sustainable energy supply when it opened the Mountlucas Wind Farm. Situated in the Midlands of Ireland, the 84MW wind energy facility can supply the Irish grid with enough electricity to power 45,000 homes. Renewable energy, like that produced at Mountlucas, is contributing to Ireland’s EU targets and helping to decarbonise the Irish power supply.

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By 2020, 20% of energy used across the EU must be renewable

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By 2020, 16% of the energy Ireland consumes must come from renewable sources

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In 2015, 85% of the energy used in Ireland was imported

Wind Energy
Securing sustainable energy into the future