RES is in the early stages of exploring the potential to build a wind farm approximately 4km north east of Plumbridge in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Based on initial studies, the 12-turbine Mullaghclogher Wind Farm would be capable of generating up to 72MW, enough to power around 86,000 homes with clean, low cost electricity.
A proposal of application notice (PAN) has been submitted to the Department for Infrastructure while RES continue site-specific surveys to inform the layout for the wind farm.
The PAN sets out how a developer will carry out consultation before submitting a formal application, and seeks views on the approach.
Ellen Cross, development project manager at RES, said: “In the coming weeks, we will undertake a number of consultation activities including newsletter distribution, two public exhibitions in the local area on 5th and 6th September and we will also be launching an online exhibition on 7th September .
“We are consulting with the local community to get feedback on our early stage proposal for Mullaghclogher Wind Farm.
“The feedback will be taken into consideration, along with the results of site surveys and assessments, as we refine the design.”
Mullaghclogher has the potential to deliver approximately £3.3m into the local area in the form of jobs, employment, and the use of local services, RES said.
It added that the project would deliver around £790,000 in business rates each year, supporting vital local services for all local residents.
More information can be found on the project website at www.mullaghclogher-windfarm.co.uk.
In Northern Ireland, RES has developed and/or constructed 29 onshore wind farms equating to more than 480MW and currently operates over 150MW of wind projects.