What is the Carrigadoon Wind Park Project?
DunoAir is currently developing a proposal for a wind energy project at Carrigadoon Hill and Curraghadobbin Hill, Co. Tipperary.
The Carrigadoon Wind Park will generate clean energy for homes and businesses in Ireland – locally-generated electricity for local use.
The proposed project will comprise 8 X 3 Megawatt (MW) turbines on Coillte lands with an installed capacity of 24 MW.
The project will generate about 75 GWh per annum, enough clean energy to meet the annual electricity needs of approximately 15,000 homes or almost half of the homes in South Tipperary.
A community benefit scheme has been proposed to include a local community fund and a community turbine co-ownership investment opportunity.
Contributions to the local economy will include development contributions and annual rates payable to the local authority.
The project will create and sustain jobs locally in construction, operation and maintenance of the wind park.
Sources:Central Statistics Office 2011 census (updated 2013-04-04) & Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland ‘Energy in the Residential Sector 2013” report.
What is happening now?
14 June 2016
DunoAir resubmitted an application for planning permission for the Carrigadoon Wind Park project to Tipperary County Council on 14 June 2016. An Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared and submitted along with the planning application.
DunoAir is a Dutch renewable energy company with a proven track record in completing wind projects that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. Over the past ten years, DunoAir has successfully installed 270 MW of renewable generation in Germany.Protecting people and the planet is central to everything we do. Intensive contact and constructive collaboration with all project stakeholders from the outset results in a better project for everyone. Our first priority is to ensure that residents living close to our wind parks benefit from these projects.
Protection of flora and fauna is also pivotal to DunoAir’s philosophy. When designing, engineering and implementing projects, DunoAir attaches great importance to conducting all necessary environmental studies to safeguard the natural environment.