Orsted Approves Farranrory Onshore Wind Farm in Tipperary, Marking its 22nd Renewable Venture in Ireland

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Orsted said it will go ahead with the Farranrory Onshore Wind Farm in Tipperary. This marks the Danish energy company’s 22nd wind farm initiative on the island of Ireland.

The Farranrory Wind Farm is poised to comprise nine wind turbines, collectively boasting a capacity to generate 43.2 MW of clean, green electricity. The project is slated for full operational status by the summer of 2026. Orsted’s operational capacity will surpass 500 MW, encompassing both solar power and onshore wind, in the region.

This decision follows the project’s bid during the Irish Government’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme 3 (RESS 3) auction in September 2023. With an average strike price of EUR 100.47 per MWh, the auction aligns with comparable frameworks in other European markets.

Notably, RESS 3 also granted a contract to Garreenleen Solar Farm in Carlow, Orsted’s inaugural Irish solar venture, which recently obtained the final investment decision for construction commencement.

Kieran White, Senior Vice President of Onshore in Region Europe at Orsted, expressed the company’s dedication to advancing wind energy as a cornerstone in the transition to renewable sources.

“Pending grid connection, we look forward to seeing the wind farm in commercial operation by summer 2026.”

The electricity generated by the Farranrory Onshore Wind Farm is projected to power the equivalent of 25,000 Irish homes with renewable electricity.

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