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Edenderry Planning Application

Edenderry Power 2024 - 2030

Public Consultation for the Continued Operation of Edenderry Power Plant

Background

Bord na Móna is an iconic commercial semi-state company that was established in 1946 to develop Ireland’s peat resources for the economic benefit of Ireland and to enhance the security of the energy supply.

In recent times, the business has gone through radical change, announcing the new Brown to Green strategy, moving away from peat, and focusing on renewable energy, recycling, and peatland rehabilitation operations. A key objective of this strategy involves developing green, sustainable energy sources to assist with Ireland’s commitment to achieve 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

Bord na Móna is committed to investing to deliver low-carbon energy solutions in Ireland, thereby continuing its pivotal role in contributing to Ireland’s energy security. To achieve this, Bord na Móna will significantly increase its existing renewable energy asset base beyond the current installed capacity of almost 400 MW.

As part of the company’s Brown to Green Strategy, Bord na Móna intends to apply to Offaly County Council for planning permission to continue operating the Edenderry Power Plant from 2024 to 2030 exclusively using 100% sustainable biomass.

Community consultation

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it has not been possible to conduct a physical public consultation. Therefore, as part of our community engagement activities, we have launched a Virtual Consultation Room.

The virtual room is set-up in a similar style to our traditional public consultation events.  The room contains information about the proposed planning application for the continued use of Edenderry Power as a biomass only power-plant.

To view the Virtual Consultation Room, please click here

For members of the public that may not have access to the internet, a project brochure is available upon request. If you would like to have a brochure posted to you, please contact Colette on 046 9733800.