Buttevant Wind Farm

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.

Manufacturer and Model TBC
Nameplate Rating 3.2MW
Hub Height 80 m
Rotor Diameter 108 m
Number of Machines 6
Total Installed Capacity 19.2 MW
Annual Output 57GWh
Equivalent Tonnage of CO2 Saved 22,940(1)
Equivalent Number of Households 12,480
Power Contract TBC
Commission Date 2017