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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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EDF Renewables Ireland is announcing plans to develop a 50MW wind farm in County Kilkenny. The proposed Freneystown Wind Farm will be located to the west of the village of Castlewarren, and northeast of Kilkenny city.
 
The project team is currently gathering wind data and mapping the environmental constraints on site which will be used to create a preliminary wind turbine layout. Detailed environmental studies are being carried out at the site, including ecology, noise, landscape and visual assessments. The results of these studies, together with feedback gathered in consultation with local communities, will be used to determine the final wind farm layout and number of turbines. EDF Renewables Ireland intends to submit a planning application and an Environmental Impact Assessment Report in support of the project, which could consist of up to ten turbines, in late 2023. Subject to planning permission, the wind farm could be constructed and operational by 2028.
 
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