Work Starts on Bord na Mona’s Mount Lucas Wind Energy Project

Bord na Mona has commenced work on its Mount Lucas Wind Energy Project in east Offaly that will see the construction of 30 high-spec turbines. The renewable energy project will deliver 150 construction jobs and provide eco-friendly electricity for up to 50,000 Irish households.

Mount Lucas represents a very substantial investment by Bord na Mona in the renewable sector and will underpin the group’s diversification strategy, while also supportingIreland’s energy policy objectives. The project also demonstrates the potential which the Midlands holds for the future generation of power for export to the UK energy market.

Energy Minister, Pat Rabbitte TD comments: “When completed, Mount Lucas will make a considerable contribution to achieving the balance required in Ireland’s energy mix. The need to reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels through exploitation of our renewable and efficiency resources has never been greater. Here in Ireland we have an abundance of renewable energy, with particular potential in the onshore wind sector, and it is vital that we continue to exploit this potential.”

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