In 2016, the Derrykillew Community Wind Farm was granted planning permission for the development of 5 turbines in the Derrykillew area. This milestone was the culmination of many years of work, collaboration and cooperation between a local group of farmers and business people.
The area being considered for the Derrykillew Wind Farm Extension is in an area of forestry located adjacent to the permitted development. Statkraft and Coillte have worked together to establish Behy Renewable Energy Ltd. which is bringing this proposal forward.
The Derrykillew Wind Farm Extension presents an opportunity to bring forward a wind energy project that would complement the Derrykillew Community Wind Farm.
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