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IRELAND CASE STUDY

Grousemount Wind Farm

The Project

Ireland’s unique position on the edge of the Atlantic offers ESB the opportunity to leverage wind energy strength, both onshore and offshore, crucial in Ireland’s transition to a renewable energy future.  

Grousemount Wind Farm, operated by the wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB, Kerry Wind Farm, is the latest milestone in building a renewable energy portfolio for the country. 

The Challenge

The development of large-scale renewable projects such as Grousemount Wind Farm requires significant investment, close collaboration with suppliers and contractors, and most importantly, the support of surrounding local communities. 

The Solution 

  • Technical Due Diligence  
  • Preparation of Planning Permission Application  
  • Project and Contract Management  
  • Perform PSDP Role on Project  
  • Detailed Engineering including Foundation Design  
  • Turbine and Balance of Plant Procurement  
  • Factory Acceptance Testing  
  • Site Supervision  
  • Commissioning and Snagging  
  • Grid Connection Management including Grid Code Compliance
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What we'll deliver

In 2017, construction commenced with the development of a 110 kV substation. Once fully completed, Grousemount will be ESB’s largest onshore wind farm, providing 114 MW of power from the 38 wind turbines at the site. This generation capacity will have the ability to power more than 70,000 homes, farms and businesses across Ireland. 

The Results


  • April 2020 - 30 of the 38 wind turbines were commissioned – generating 100 MW of electricity. 
  • 31.5 kilometres of high voltage underground cable. 
  • Benefits to the surrounding community by continuing to actively support local initiatives throughout the project. 
This 100 MW of generation has given renewables on the national grid a significant boost to allow wind generation break records during Q1 2020 to become the dominant energy source on the grid for the very first time. The team at Grousemount are very proud to be a part of this record-breaking feat.
John Kelly, Project Director, ESB 

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