Galway Wind Park
- Category: Renewable
- Energy type: Onshore wind
- Project type: Project
Galway Wind Park is a two-phase project which, when completed in autumn 2017, will be the largest onshore wind farm in Ireland. It is a wind farm cluster consisting of four wind farms – Cloosh, Lettercraffroe, Seecon and Uggool. When operational it will have the capacity to generate enough green energy to power around 90,000* homes, equivalent to almost 90% of the homes in Co. Galway.
Phase 1 of the two-phase, 169MW Galway Wind Park project has been officially completed and is now fully operational. Phase 1, which is officially named Comhlacht Gaoithe Teoranta (CGT), consists of 22 turbines and has a total export capacity of 66MW. The project was in construction for two and a half years, with main works first beginning in December 2014.
Phase 1 of Galway Wind Park is wholly-owned by SSE, while Phase 2 is a 50/50 joint venture between SSE and forestry company Coillte. Work is ongoing on Phase 2 and is due to be completed in Autumn 2017. At that point, Galway Wind Park will be Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm, helping to offset around 190,000 tCO2 emissions in one year, while providing clean, green energy to almost 80% of the homes in Co. Galway.
In May 2017, Galway Wind Park was named Green Project of the Year Award at the 2017 Irish Construction Industry Awards. This is the project’s second Irish Construction Industry Award in as many years, having scooped the prize for Excellence in Sustainability in 2016.
GALWAY WIND PARK COMMUNITY FUND
Community Consultation Event (Thursday 6 July 2017)
Galway Wind Park
August 2016: First turbine goes up at Galway Wind Park
March 2015: Proud to invest in wind to the West