Leading energy provider Energia officially opened their €18 million extention to their Drumloughill farm.
The opening was officially performed by Minister of State Dinny McGinely.
Deputy McGinley said: “Ireland has one of the best wind resources in all of Europe, as most of us will know from day to day life. The bulk of our overall renewable energy target will be met through wind.”
Tom Gillen, Chief Operating Officer, at Energia Group said the company has 540MW of wind farms in development on top of over 300MW in operation. “This represents around 25% of the Irish renewable market, by 2013,” he said.
The 10.2MW Drumloughhill extension is owned by Energia and the electricity is sold to business customers around Ireland.
Energia currently has a 28% market share of the Irish electricity and gas market.