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.
Phase 1 of the Oweninny Wind Farm successfully entered operation in 2019. Phase 1 of the wind farm consists of 29 3.2MW Siemens SWT-3.2-113 turbines with an installed capacity of 93MW.
Phase 2 of the Oweninny Wind Farm successfully entered commercial operation in 2023. Phase 2 of the wind farm consists of 31 Nordex N117/3600 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of 99MW.