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Wind Energy

Ireland’s energy needs

Currently, Ireland requires 26TWh of electricity per year. Presently this comes from a mix of fossil fuels and renewable energy. Renewable electricity generation recently accounted for just over 30% of gross electricity consumption.

Ireland’s energy needs

Currently, Ireland requires 26TWh of electricity per year. Presently this comes from a mix of fossil fuels and renewable energy. Renewable electricity generation recently accounted for just over 30% of gross electricity consumption.

The need for renewable energy

Bord na Móna is committed to helping Ireland meet its renewable energy target of 16% by 2020 as set out in the EU Directive (2009/28/EC). The Irish government’s Climate Action Plan 2019 sets out a target of 70% for electricity generated from renewable sources by 2030.

Abundant Natural Resource

In Ireland, we have an abundant natural wind resource. This can be harnessed to sustainably power our lives and our economy. Wind energy is a significant renewable resource which can be deployed in a cost-effective manner in Ireland and can secure our energy future in a sustainable way.

Abundant Natural Resource

In Ireland, we have an abundant natural wind resource. This can be harnessed to sustainably power our lives and our economy. Wind energy is a significant renewable resource which can be deployed in a cost-effective manner in Ireland and can secure our energy future in a sustainable way.

Pioneering renewable energy

Bord na Móna pioneered wind energy when it commissioned the first Irish wind farm in Bellcorrick, Co. Mayo in 1992. Over the subsequent years, we have committed to investing in the development of wind farms, contributing to Ireland meeting its 2020 renewable energy target, while also helping Ireland to build its security of energy supply.

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