Irish energy company Energia has taken delivery of 61 megawatts of wind power from two major new turbine facilities in counties Cork and Kerry.
The company will harness the wind for onward supply to its renewable energy customers throughout Ireland. Energia supplies 25 per cent of the business electricity market on an all-island basis with more than 40,000 customers.
This new development by Energia will remove more than 90,000 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and it provides the equivalent power for 36,000 homes. Energia is a leading all-island player in the provision of renewable power. The company also supplies conventionally generated electricity from two major gas fired generating stations in Dublin.
Energia’s wind farm offtake contracts and asset development pipeline on the island of Ireland comprises more than 550MW of electricity. Energia is investing €550 million in wind farm offtake contracts in fifteen locations across Ireland which will all be completed next year. Last July, it also took delivery of 30 megawatts of new wind power from Donegal, Sligo and Tipperary. Energia is part of Viridian Power and Energy.