Through our Knockastanna Wind Farm close to the Limerick and Tipperary border we make over €10,000 per year available for community projects. So far since 2010 we have invested €144,749 in local projects in the vicinity of the wind farm promoting energy efficiency and social sustainability.
In 2019, a total of 11 local groups benefited from the pay out of €12,428, including schools, sports clubs and community organisations.
Rearcross National School are putting this year’s funding towards replacing all radiators in the old section of the school.
"Installing new compact radiators with thermostatically controlled valves will greatly reduce our heating bills as the old radiators are inefficient and the old system required the heat to be on for long periods of time."Siobhan Corcoran, Acting Principal of Rearcross National School
Other projects supported range from external doors at Cappawhite National School and a water heating system at Rearcross Football Club to pitch lighting projects for Doon Community Centre and Cullen-Lattin AFC. Curreeny Community Hall are putting the funding towards improving insulation while Kilcommon Community Council are investing in energy efficient equipment.
The Community Fund is operated by sister company SSE Airtricity on behalf of SSE Renewables.
Knockastanna Wind Farm has a total capacity of 6MW and generates enough green energy to power over 2,000 homes in the region.