Slieve Kirk Wind Park
- Category: Renewable
- Energy type: Onshore wind
- Project type: Asset
The 73MW Slieve Kirk Wind Park is Northern Ireland’s first and largest grouped wind farm development.
Developed by SSE Renewables to power Northern Ireland's second largest energy provider Airtricity, the 73MW Slieve Kirk Wind Park has been built at a total capital investment cost of £125million.
The generation site has been delivered through the development of the original 27MW Slieve Kirk wind farm near Ardmore with a 46MW expansion of capacity developed at Glenconway Hill, outside Limavady.
Slieve Kirk Wind Park is an operational 32 turbine wind farm in County Londonderry.Slieve Kirk is expected to generate around 200GWh* of electricity each year, producing enough green energy to power over 65,000 Northern Ireland homes.
Upon completing the 73MW Slieve Kirk Wind Park development, SSE undertook an economic benefits case study, examining the local economic impact the construction of Northern Ireland's largest wind farm cluster had on local businesses and communities.
We recognise that our investments in new electricity generation benefit from the co-operation of the local community in a variety of ways, particularly during the construction phase. In recognition of this, our policy is to establish long-term funds to support community projects in areas where we are developing generation projects.
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