GREEN power generation firm Energia has begun supplying energy from five new wind farms in rural Antrim and Tyrone, which between them are supplying a total of 73 megawatts of energy capable of powering 36,000 homes.
Located at Longmountain and Glenbuck in Co Antrim and at Altamuskin, Eshmore and Gortfinbar in Co Tyrone, the new facilities mark the culmination of years of development work and construction by Energia, which has invested £600 million in wind farm projects to date.
The two Antrim facilities will generate 27.6mws (Longmountain is the largest) and 9mws, while the three in Tyrone will generate 14mws, 6.9mws and 15mws respectively.
Peter Baillie, managing director of Energia Renewables, said: “We’re proud of our achievement in opening these five new wind farms, coming just a month after after we opened the biggest wind farm in Ireland so far at Meenadreen in Co Donegal.
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