Buttevant Wind Farm is located in the Ballyhoura Mountain range, close to DP Energy’s head office. The project is based entirely within established forestry on Coillte lands, taking up less than 5% of the land on the site and allowing existing recreational activities to continue. It was granted planning consent in January 2016 for 6 turbines with a maximum tip height of 135m.
The project has a grid connection offer under Gate 3 of the Commission for Electricity Regulation (Note: CER is now CRU) process with the grid connection planned at Charleville Substation. The site lies immediately west of the ESB/Coillte consented 14 turbine Castlepook windfarm. DP Energy is working closely with ESBI/Coillte on the coordination of construction activities for the neighbouring project, with shared access arrangements and a common grid connection.
The mitigation and monitoring measures described in the planning application will be implemented and integrated into the construction and operation of the development.
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