Oweninny (Bellacorick) Bog and Wind Farm

Oweninny Wind Farm is owned by Oweninny Power DAC, a 50:50 joint venture between ESB and Bord na Móna.

In June 2016, An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for the development of Oweninny Wind Farm consisting of 61 turbines with an overall tip height of up to 176m.

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 project was funded by a consortium of banks including the European Investment Bank, AIB, BNP Paribas and MUFG and is a key component of Project Ireland 2040.

The wind farm has been live since mid-2019 and is currently the largest operational wind farm across both the Bord na Móna and ESB generation portfolios.

Phase 2 – In Development

Following the completion of construction of Phase 1, the project team is now focusing on the successful delivery of Phase 2 which is a similar sized development.

Oweninny Power 2 DAC has commenced the construction of Phase 2 of the wind farm.



Click to access BNM-Oweninny-Wind-Farm.pdf

Click to access OweninnyNaturaImpactStatement.pdf

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