Project

Seven Hills, Co. Roscommon

We are working with Galetech Energy Developments to develop a wind farm site in south Roscommon, near Dysart. The proposed development consists of approximately 21 wind turbines with a typical output of 5-6 megawatts - enough to supply around 85,000 Irish households with renewable electricity every year.

 

 

 

The proposed wind farm will give rise to a range of benefits, including up to 100 construction jobs. It will also create permanent operation and maintenance roles, as well as ancillary functions.

There will be a substantial community benefit fund to help support local community projects and ensure that residents benefit directly from the renewable energy development. The fund will be administered in accordance with Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) best practice and grants will be made available after one year of wind farm operation.

UPDATE 12th November:  Ground investigation works are due to start on site from Monday 16th November. These will continue into the New Year. These site investigations, or SI works, are a routine part of planning application preparation and will be carried out by specialist contractor, IGSL, working closely with our planning and environmental consultants.  For further information, please call our freephone helpline: 1800 140 232.

Autumn update:  We have produced a series of photomontages from viewpoints around the development site to provide a visual representation of what the wind farm would look like – based on the July 2020 draft turbine  layout, which is subject to change.  You can view them here.

Download a copy of our latest project brochure here.
 
View the draft site layout in more detail here.
 

 

 

 

FAQs

When can we see the planned wind farm layout?

We are now consulting the local community on the draft turbine layout, which you can view in more detail by clicking here  and using the zoom control. 

The draft plan is currently being reviewed and we will update and consult the community on the final site layout and make it available for public viewing on this website.

Anyone wishing to contact the project team should call the freephone number 1800140232 to request a call back from the team.

 

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 update: Community consultation changes

Energia and Galetech are committed to keeping communities safe. 

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we postponed public meetings and door-to-door visits in March and sent information by post to households within a 2km radius of the planned development.

We carried out a second mail drop in June and and scheduled individual household consultations - by appointment only - at a number of community hall clinics in July, following strict social distancing guidelines.

We recommenced door-to-door visits briefly this autumn, before halting face-to-face engagement again in line with government guidance.

To use our freephone service, just dial 1800140232.  Don't forget you can also email us.  You'll find our contact details at the bottom of this page, where we explain how we use the information you provide.

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about the Seven Hills project, please contact the team:

Deirdre Keegan, Community Liaison Officer (CLO), Galetech Energy Developments

  • Email sevenhillswindfarm@galetechenergy.com
  • Telephone 087 1163 978

Malachy Magee, Community Engagement, Galetech Energy Developments

  • Email sevenhillswindfarm@galetechenergy.com
  • Telephone 087 669 0803

Rosy Billingham, Community Liaison Officer (CLO), Energia Renewables

  • Email clo@energia.ie
  • Telephone 048 90 685992

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