The Wind Farm

2024 Oweninny Wind Farm Phase 2 Community Benefit Fund Now Open!

Oweninny Power 2 DAC is pleased to announce the opening of the 2024 Community Benefit Fund.

The Fund will provide grants to local community groups, not-for-profit organisations or social enterprises that operate or service communities near the wind farm, for projects that will create positive social and environmental impacts.

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Oweninny Wind Farm is the largest onshore wind farm in Ireland with an overall installed capacity of 192MW. This is enough to generate a volume of electricity equivalent to the average annual electrical demand of approximately 140,000 homes and businesses annually.

The wind farm is a joint venture between ESB and Bord na Móna reflecting the commitment of both organisations to the Government’s target of achieving 80% renewable energy by 2030. The project was delivered in two phases. 29 turbines were erected in 2019 during Phase One, while Phase Two, consisting of 31 turbines entered commercial operation in 2023.

Oweninny is located in North Mayo, west of Crossmolina and east of Bangor Erris, just north of the N59 road. The project site comprises of approximately 2,400 hectares and was formerly utilised for peat harvesting by Bord na Móna to provide fuel for the ESB Bellacorick peat fired power station, which ceased operation in 2005.

The Wind Farm

The purpose of the Oweninny Wind Farm is to generate renewable electricity for the domestic electricity market in Ireland.

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Community Benefits

We ensure that communities adjacent to Oweninny Wind Farm will benefit by supporting them through the wind farm's various Community Benefit Funds.

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Oweninny Wind Farm Visitor Centre

A purpose built Visitor Interpretative Centre has been developed providing insight to the history of power generation, peat production, wind energy development, the bog rehabilitation programme, ecological interests and the social history of the area.

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