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Coollegrean wind farm, Ireland

Coole wind farm project

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The Coole Wind Farm project consists of 13 turbines with a maximum tip height of 175m. With a potential capacity of up to 50 MW it would have the capacity to power over 36,000 Irish homes.

The areas being considered for this project centre around the boglands in Coole, County Westmeath, in Ireland’s Midlands Region. When developed, this wind farm would bring significant local benefits though an associated community benefit fund.

There will be an onsite substation located adjacent to the R396 near the proposed site entrance. All cabling will be placed underground. Associated works will include access tracks, turbine foundations and hardstanding areas, a local borrow pit, drainage works, temporary site compound, underground electrical and communications cables between turbines and an underground cable to connect the proposed project to the existing Mullingar 110kV substation. The project will also include an upgrade of local roads.

Project status: Advanced stage development

Location of the proposed tubines on Coole Wind Farm

Location of the proposed tubines on Coole Wind Farm

Coollegrean wind farm, Ireland

Key benfits

  • The project would supply renewable electricity to the Irish Electricity Grid System for use in Ireland
  • With an output of up to 50MW, this proposal would have the capacity to power 36,000 houses
  • It will comprise of up to 13 wind turbines
  • The maximum tip height will be 175m
  • There will be an onsite substation located adjacent to the R396 near the proposed site entrance
  • All cabling will be placed underground
  • We have worked to maximise the setback distance to dwelling houses
  • Associated works will include access tracks, turbine foundations and hardstanding areas, a local borrow pit, drainage works, temporary site compound, underground electrical and communications cables between turbines and an underground cable to connect the proposed project to the existing Mullingar 110kV substation
  • Rates payments of up to €300,000 per annum payable to Westmeath County Council
  • Local roads will be upgraded
  • There will be approximately 75 jobs created during the construction, operation and maintenance phases of the proposed project 

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