Lenalea

  • Category: Renewable
  • Energy type: Onshore wind
  • Project type: Project

Background

Lenalea Wind Farm is a proposed nine-turbine project, which was previously consented in January 2010. The project has not been developed until now due to the lack of a connection to the national grid.The project is joint venture between SSE Renewables and Coillte CGA. We are now proceeding to develop Lenalea Wind Farm, which will contribute to Ireland's renewable energy and climate action goals.

The project will consist of nine turbines - seven turbines with a maximum tip height of 135m and two turbines with a maximum tip height of 110m.

SSE Renewables owns and operates a number of wind farm sites adjacent to Lenalea, collectively known as Meentycat, with a total generation capacity of 86MW.

Site Location

The proposed Lenalea Wind Farm is in the rural upland setting of central Donegal, approximately 8km south west of Letterkenny.The proposed wind farm is located within the townlands of Cark, Killymansy, Lenalea, Kirkneedy and Rareagh. The site is located in the electoral divisions of Lettermore, Killymansy and Corrovaddy, and the electoral area of Milford, Co. Donegal.