The proposed Lenalea Wind Farm is a 50/50 joint venture onshore wind project between SSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy.

The project will consist of nine turbines – seven turbines with a maximum tip height of 135m and two turbines with a maximum tip height of 110m – capable of generating around 30.5MW of green energy, contributing significantly to Ireland's 2030 renewable energy targets under the Climate Action Plan of 2019.

The proposed Lenalea Wind Farm is in the rural upland setting of central Donegal, approximately 8km south west of Letterkenny within the townlands of Cark, Killymansy, Lenalea, Kirkneedy and Rareagh. The project previously secured consent in January 2010 but was unable to progress due to the lack of access to the electricity grid.

SSE Renewables owns and operates a number of wind farm sites adjacent to Lenalea, collectively known as Meentycat, with a total generation capacity of 86MW.

About Lenalea wind farm
OwnershipSSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy
Project NameLenalea
LocationCounty Donegal
Proposed MW capacity30.5MW
Potential homes powered20,000 per annum
Potential carbon offset powered24,500 tonnes per annum
Current statusConsented
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^Total annual homes powered quoted based on projected capacity, typical wind load factor of 32%, and typical annual consumption (4,200kWh). Quoted CO2 emissions abated based on projected annual MWh output and latest average CO2 Emissions (0.291t/MWh) in the All-Island Single Electricity Market, and published by the CRU in its Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2018, September 2019.