Statkraft Target Westmeath Windfarm Project

An Bord Pleanála claim the proposal will lead to 185 construction jobs and 21 permanent positions.

A major renewable energy provider has its sights set on a new wind farm in the midlands.

Statkraft Ireland is looking to construct eight, 180 metre-high turbines on a 80 hectare site near Clonmellon and Delvin.

An Bord Pleanála says the Knockanarragh Wind Farm would have the ability to power over 36,000 homes, and would generate 185 construction and 21 permanent jobs when operational.

Sustainability Officer with Statkraft, Sarah Hayes, says the development also include the creation of a Community Benefit Fund:

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