Cullenagh Wind Farm has been in development since 2011 and received planning consent in 2014 for 18 turbines. FuturEnergy Ireland is now preparing a planning application for the associated underground grid cable connection that will link the project to the ESB Networks substation at Portlaoise.

FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB. This collaboration combines the nation’s strongest assets in onshore renewable energy development. Cullenagh is now part of the FuturEnergy Ireland portfolio. Please be assured that the project team remains the same, and so does our commitment to you.

As we prepare the grid planning application in the coming months, we wish to keep all homeowners, stakeholders and communities located along
the potential route and within the surrounds of the project up-to-date with developments. The latest newsletter can be found in the ‘Latest News’ section below.

Relevant information about the grid route and the planning application will be added to this website in due course.

COVID NOTICE
For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic and varying levels of government restrictions, community engagement practices will be curtailed on all project sites whenever necessary. As we continue our work in accordance with Government guidelines, be reassured that our commitment to keeping you up-to-date is as important as ever. The project Community Liaison Officer remains your point of contact and we would encourage you to email or call him for any query relating to the project. These details can be found on the ‘Contact’ page.

Planned grid connection route

The underground cable will exit the Cullenagh Wind Farm Substation located beside one of the proposed turbines and travel to the ESB Networks substation adjacent to O’Moore Park GAA grounds, as per the map (left).
The connection method involves a 38kV underground cable that primarily runs underneath the roadways for the majority of its 15km length, diverting from the road when there are technical merits to do so.

Estimated Project Development Time

Oct 2021

Newsletter with full details of planning for the grid connection sent out to local residents and stakeholders.

Dec 2021

Target date for application for planning for the grid connection.

Oct 2022

Target date for construction work to commence.

Latest News

15 Jul 21

RESS Community Benefit Fund information published by the Government

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06 Oct 21

Grid connection newsletter published

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