Construction Project

Crossmore Wind Farm, Co. Clare

We are constructing a wind farm in Crossmore, near Lissycasey in County Clare. Site access works commenced in August 2023 and turbine deliveries are due to begin in the summer of 2024.

Site Details

Map: Location of Crossmore Wind Farm and Proposed Grid Route, Co. Clare

Crossmore Wind Farm was originally granted planning permission in 2009 and granted a planning extension in 2019.  The consented wind energy development will consist of seven turbines with a maximum tip height of 126.5m.  The wind farm will have a 35-year operational life from the date of commissioning.

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February: Concrete deliveries and road works

Concrete deliveries for turbine foundations will follow the N68 onto the L6180 to access the wind farm site. The first delivery of the day will arrive around 04.30 with further deliveries continuing into the early afternoon. Extended working hours are required to ensure all concrete is delivered in one single pour, which typically lasts around 10 hours. Some of the construction team may stay on site overnight to monitor the drying process. Schedules may change.

The next concrete pour is scheduled for Thursday 29th February.

Grid connection road works are due to start on 19th February. Please see details below.

 

 

More on grid connection road works

February 2024: Underground cable road works from Booltiagh substation along the L2048 are due to start on 19th February. These works will allow the wind farm to be connected to the national grid.

There will be a 24-hour road closure along this 600m section of road and diversions will be in place for approximately 4 weeks. 

Road closure and road opening licenses have been agreed with Clare County Council. The local Bus Éireann School Transport Office has been notified and will be kept updated.

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Turbine delivery route

Turbine components will be transported along the national and regional road network from Galway. It is anticipated that components will travel along the M18 to Ennis before travelling via the N68 through Lisseycasey and onto the L6180 to the site entrance.

To accommodate abnormal loads, some permanent and temporary upgrade works are proposed along this route. Part of the wind farm construction works will include permanent upgrades to the L6180 local road.

 

Keeping you updated by text 

To register for our free text messaging service, email your name, Eircode and mobile number to clo@energia.ie.  Please include ‘Crossmore’ in your email subject line because we have a number of construction projects.

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Community benefit fund

We want local people to see and feel the benefit of renewable energy through our wind farm benefit funds, which support community groups, voluntary organisations and environmental projects situated near our wind farms.

The Crossmore annual community benefit fund will be designed to meet the needs of the local area and will be administered by an independent charitable foundation on behalf of Energia.   

Local community groups will be invited to apply for the first round of project grants after one year of wind farm operation. 

Working with schools

The Energia Renewables Operations team are happy to facilitate school visits or classroom talks on renewable energy:

  • Discover… how wind turbines generate electricity
  • Look… inside a turbine tower
  • Learn… how drones play a key role in turbine maintenance
  • Explore... the need for climate action and energy transition
  • Think... about a career in renewable energy

Contact details

If you have any questions about our operational wind farms, development sites, battery storage facilities or renewable energy projects, please contact our Community Liaison Officers by email at clo@energia.ie, or phone  +353 (0)87 364 4274.