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Monday 22 July 2019

Bannow Bay wind-farm planned

A massive wind farm is in planning for Bannow Bay.

Energy group SSE is developing two Irish off-shore wind farms, one in Co Dublin and a second in Bannow Bay. The company, which developed Great Island power plant in Campile, has sought foreshore licences to conduct feasability studies in the Irish Sea off Bannow Bay and off Baymore Point in Co Dublin.

SSE has estimated that the two projects could generate 1.6 gigawatts of wind energy each year, enough to supply the annual electricity needs of well over one million homes.

SSE said it hopes to receive the foreshore licences by the end of August. It expects the geophysical, geotechnical and environmental surveys to take up to three months, and wind and wave tests to take up to three years.

The company said it is too early to predict when either site will be functioning.

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