Slieve Kirk Wind Park

Slieve Kirk Wind Park is Northern Ireland’s largest wind farm. Located between Ardmore and Limavady in County Londonderry and overlooking Derry City, the 73MW wind farm entered commercial operation between 2012 and 2014.

The 32-turbine wind farm comprises the 27MW phase 1 near Ardmore, which was commissioned in 2012, and a 46MW expansion at Glenconway Hill outside Limavady, which was commissioned two years later in 2014. Slieve Kirk Wind Park can power around 64,000 homes and help abate almost 60,000 tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide per annum.

About Slieve Kirk wind park
OwnershipSSE Renewables
LocationCounty Londonderry
MW capacity73
Number of turbines32
Year site became operational2012-2014
Lifetime community funds valueThe Slieve Kirk Community Fund launched in 2013 and is the largest annual fund of its kind in Northern Ireland. The overall Fund, which totals £175,000-plus per annum, is paid annually in contributions to local groups and individuals via a Local Community Fund and a Scholarship Fund. So far almost £1.7 million has been presented to groups around the wind park.
Contact

We are here to answer your queries. Please get in contact with us using the details below, and our team will respond to you within two working days.

Community Fund Development Officer – E: anne.reynolds@sse.com

If your query relates to the operation of the wind farm, please contact:

Wind Farm Operating Team – E: clo@sse.com || T: 028 90 339 154

^Total annual homes powered quoted based on installed capacity, typical onshore wind load factor of 32%, typical annual consumption (3,200kWh). *Quoted CO2 emissions abated based on typical annual MWh output and average CO2 Emissions in 2018 (0.291t/MWh) in the All-Island Single Electricity Market, and published by the UR in its Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2018, September 2019.

Slieve Kirk Economic Case Study

Upon completing the 73MW Slieve Kirk Wind Park development in 2014, SSE undertook an economic benefits case study, examining the local economic impact the construction of Northern Ireland's largest wind farm cluster had on local businesses and communities.

Read the case study here: Slieve Kirk Economic Case Study

Watch our case study videos on Slieve Kirk Wind Park