Proposed Culmullin 220 kV Substation Location
(Title: Map of proposed Culmullin 220 kV substation)
Energia Renewables are developing plans for a 220 kV substation in the townland of Culmullin in County Meath. The proposed Culmullin substation will facilitate the connection of three Energia solar developments situated between Drumree and Summerhill to the local electricity network.
This will help Ireland to reach its 80% renewable electricity target by 2030, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and increasing security of energy supply.
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Energia Culmullin Solar Developments
(Title: Map of proposed Culmullin 220 kV substation and Energia solar developments)
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You can find out more about our Woodtown, Derryclare and Bogganstown solar projects by scrolling down the page.
Culmullin 220 kV Substation
The proposed Culmullin 220 kV substation has been designated a Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID).
We have created a dedicated project website, which you can view here, where you can view photomontages or visual representations of what the proposed substation will look like. When we are ready to submit a planning application to An Bord Pleanála, you will be able to view all the associated planning documentation here.
We have also created a project brochure which you can download below.
Woodtown Solar PV Development
The proposed Woodtown development will connect into the local electricity network and will have an export capacity of up to 120MW MEC (export capacity), generating enough renewable electricity to meet the annual energy needs of over 26,000 Irish households every year.
The site has been carefully selected and is well screened with mature trees and hedges. We have undertaken a wide range of environmental assessments, including landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology, hydrology, glint and glare, and more.
A planning application was submitted to Meath County Council in November 2021. Click here to view the Council planning website.
Derryclare Solar PV Development
The proposed Derryclare solar installation, near Summerhill in County Meath, will have an export capacity of up to 70MW MEC (export capacity). It will generate enough renewable electricity to meet the annual energy needs of around 17,000 homes a year.
A planning application for the Derryclare development was submitted to Meath County Council in May 2021. Click here to view the Council planning website.
You can view and download our project brochure here.
View full Derryclare site layout pdf here.
Bogganstown Solar PV Development
The proposed Bogganstown solar development, near Drumree in County Meath, will have an export capacity of up to 110MW MEC (export capacity). It will generate enough renewable electricity to meet the annual energy needs of around 32,500 homes a year and produce CO2 savings of over 40,000 tonnes per annum. That’s equivalent to taking more than 8,000 cars off the road every year.
Documentation is available for viewing on the Meath County Council Planning Porta here.
You can view the Bogganstown site layout in detail here.
Solar energy: Frequently Asked Questions
How does solar energy work and what to expect as a resident living near a solar farm: we’ve compiled of the most frequently asked questions here.
Community Benefit Fund
We want local people to see and feel the benefit of renewable energy through our community benefit funds, which support community groups, voluntary organisations, schools and environmental projects situated near our renewable energy developments.
Our solar community benefit funds will be designed to meet the needs of the local area and will be administered by an independent charitable foundation on behalf of Energia. They will operate in accordance with industry best practice and grants will be made available one year after the start of commercial operation.
If you have any questions about any of our operational wind farms, development sites, bioenergy plants or renewable energy projects, please contact our Community Liaison Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone +44 78804 32201.
Culmullin 220 kV substation
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