Through our Corneen Wind Farm on the Slieve Rushen mountain, near Ballyconnell in County Cavan, we make around €6,000 per year available for local projects promoting energy efficiency and social sustainability through our Community Fund programme.
We have been donating to local projects in the vicinity of the wind farm since 2002, and our latest contribution in 2020 takes the total amount awarded in the region to over €110,021.
The 2020 funding has been awarded to six Covid 19 community projects in the Bawnboy area. Bawnboy Workhouse Ltd will be putting their funding towards a Covid garden in the grounds of the workhouse, while the local Men’s Shed will upgrade facilities to install Covid sanitization units for the shed. St. Aidan’s National School, St. Patrick’s National School and St. Mogue’s college received funding for Covid measures to enable the schools to reopen and the Bawnboy Tidy Towns Committee will be installing sanitization stations in the village.
The Community Fund is operated by sister company SSE Airtricity on behalf of SSE Renewables.
Corneen Wind Farm has a total generation capacity of 3MW and produces enough renewable energy to power almost 2,000 homes in the region.