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 73.6MW 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 typically power around 65,000 homes annually or all the homes in Derry City and Strabane. The wind park's output is helping to abate almost 60,000 tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide per annum*.
|About Slieve Kirk wind park|
|Number of turbines||32|
|Year site became operational||2012-2014|
|Lifetime community funds value||The 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.|
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Wind Farm Operating Team – E: [email protected] || T: 028 90 339 154
*64,474 homes powered based on 73.6MW installed capacity, typical projected wind load factor of 32%, and typical annual household consumption of 3200kWh. Equivalent power supply claim based on 60,900 homes in Derry City and Strabane as published in Household Statistics by Local Government District, Census 2021. installed capacity, typical projected wind load factor of 32%, and typical annual household consumption of 3200kWh. Equivalent power supply claim based on 60,900 homes in Derry City and Strabane as published in Household Statistics by Local Government District, Census 2021. 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