Lenalea is a 7 turbine 30.5 MW consented windfarm. When completed the windfarm will generate enough low carbon renewable energy to power 20,000 homes annually and offset 24,500 tonnes of carbon per annum, contributing significantly to Ireland’s 2030 renewable energy targets.
In 2020 Lenalea received the green light for development after it won a contract for low carbon power in Ireland’s first competitive Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) auction for onshore wind.
The development is expected to enter construction in Quarter 2, 2021 ahead of completion in 2023.
The proposed Lenalea Wind Farm is in the rural upland setting of central Donegal, approximately 10km south west of Letterkenny within the townlands of Cark, Killymansy, Lenalea, Kirkneedy and Rareagh. The site is located in close proximity to the SSE Renewables owned Meentycat cluster of operational wind farms.