- Operational since: Q1 2018
- MW size: 4.4
- Number of turbines: 2
- Grid connection voltage: 20kV
Gortnacloghy wind farm is located in Co. Limerick, not far from Ashford village. Set in an area of farmland in the townland of Ballagh, the land consists of agricultural land and forestry.
The site went through significant public consultation before and during its development. Highfield took on board the feedback from public consultation and combined with carrying out a thorough Environmental Impact Assessment (covering the seasons over 2 years), the plan for the wind farm was refined. A full planning application along with the Environmental Impact Assessment was made and planning permission was granted in 2004 containing 18 conditions.
Construction began in 2017. Completion of the project was achieved after overcoming major delays by ESB in connecting the project. The Wind Farm began operating and producing emission free electricity at the start of 2018.
The project is owned and operated by Highfield Energy.