Yellow River

The proposed Yellow River Wind Farm is a 29-turbine, shovel-ready consented wind farm development in central Ireland with an installed capacity in excess of 100MW, subject to final turbine selection.

SSE Renewables acquired the Yellow River Wind Farm project outside Rhode in County Offaly from Green Wind Energy (Wexford) Ltd. in December 2019. The project was granted full planning consent in 2014.

On-site pre-construction works have already commenced, and SSE Renewables expects to begin full construction of the wind farm in late 2020 with an expected project completion date in 2022. The project is expected to support up to 80 full-time construction jobs at peak delivery.

Once completed, the windfarm will be capable of generating enough green energy to power over 66,000 homes and offset over 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, helping contribute to Ireland’s new 70% renewable energy target by 2030 under the Climate Action Plan of 2019.

As we prepare for construction from late 2020, our focus is now on building strong and meaningful relationships within the local community in which Yellow River Wind Farm is hosted. As a responsible developer and operator, we are looking forward to working closely with the community in Rhode and North Offaly to fully realise the benefits of this exciting project.

About Yellow River wind farm
OwnershipSSE Renewables
Project NameYellow River
LocationCounty Offaly
Proposed MW capacity100MW
Potential homes powered66,000 per annum
Potential carbon offset powered80,000 tonnes per annum
Current statusConsented, pre-construction stage
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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.