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 €171,721 in local projects in the vicinity of the wind farm promoting energy efficiency and social sustainability.
In 2021 a total of seven local groups benefited from the pay-out of €13,500, including schools, sports clubs and community organisations. Kilcommon Community Council will be putting this year’s funding towards replacement of their defibrillator.
"In April 2021 our defibrillator was damaged during emergency action at a fatal accident. SSE Renewables’ funding has enabled us to replace this vital piece of equipment. The whole community expresses their appreciation to SSE Renewable for funding to replace the defibrillator."Noel McMahon Kilcommon Community Council
Other Covid 19 projects are being supported at Cappawhite National School, Rearcross National School and Curreeny Community Council, to installing walking track lighting at Cullen-Lattin AFC, Doon GAA Club and Sean Tracey’s GAA Club.
Knockastanna Wind Farm has a total capacity of 6MW and generates enough green energy to power over 2,000 homes in the region.