Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) and FuturEnergy Ireland have secured planning approval from An Bord Pleanala for the 121-MW Coom Green Energy Park, an onshore wind project located in County Cork, Ireland’s southernmost county.
The project is a 50:50 joint venture between the Danish clean energy group and FuturEnergy Ireland, a joint venture company of Irish utility ESB and forestry company Coillte.
Coom Green Energy Park is situated near the Bottlehill waste facility, the developers said on Friday, and includes provision for 50 MW of energy storage.
The next step for the project is seeking a grid connection from EirGrid. It can then participate in future Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auctions or sell its generation through corporate power purchase agreements. Coom Green could be online by 2027.
“We’ve remained committed to this project throughout the two years and eleven months it’s taken to move through the An Bord Pleanala planning process and now look forward to partnering with FuturEnergy Ireland on developing this site, which will play its part in lowering the cost of electricity for Irish consumers,” commented TJ Hunter, Ørsted’s senior director for development and operations in UK & Ireland.
This will be Ørsted’s highest-output onshore wind farm in Ireland.