Kingsmountain and Dunneill
Through our Kingsmountain and Dunneill Wind Farms in Co. Sligo we make around €40,000 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 farms since 2004, and our latest contribution in 2019 takes the total amount awarded in the region to over €417,000.
A total of 31 local groups benefitted in 2019, including schools, sports clubs and community centres who are putting funding towards energy efficiency improvement measures.
Dromore West Community Council has been receiving funding since 2015 and is using the latest contribution for the third phase of window and door replacements for the Community Centre. Other projects supported range from installing energy-efficient lighting at St. Farnan’s GAA, Templeboy Auris Rural Action Group, Enniscrone Kilglass GAA, Dromore West Village Enhancement Committee, Easkey Community Council, Kilglass Enniscrone United, Coolaney Mullinabreena GAA Club, Stokane National School and Windmill Players Drama Group in Templeboy, to replacing the doors at High Park National School, replacing windows at Dromore West National School, Skreen Parochial Hall, Skreen Church of Ireland and Beltra Country Market, and installing a solar water heating system in Rathlee National School.
The Community Fund is operated by sister company SSE Airtricity on behalf of SSE Renewables.
Dunneill and Kingsmountain Wind Farms in Co. Sligo have a combined capacity of over 36MW and produce enough green energy to power over 24,000 homes in the region.