About Lenalea

Lenalea Wind Farm is a 50/50 joint venture onshore wind project between SSE Renewables and FuturEnergy Ireland.

Consisting of seven turbines with a maximum tip height of 135m. It has an installed capacity of 30MW, contributing significantly to Ireland’s 2030 renewable energy targets. The wind farm is situated in the rural upland setting of central Donegal, approximately 8km southwest of Letterkenny within the townlands of Cark, Killymansy, Lenalea, Kirkneedy and Rareagh.

In May 2024, alongside FuturEnergy Ireland, SSE Renewables announced that they had entered into a long-term Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) with Microsoft linked to Lenalea Wind Farm. Under the CPPA terms, the renewable electricity produced by the seven Vestas V117-4.3MW turbines at Lenalea Wind Farm will contribute towards Microsoft’s goal of powering its data centre operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025.

SSE Renewables led on Lenalea’s construction and will operate the wind farm throughout its lifetime.

Lenalea reached full power and connected to Ireland’s national grid in late 2023, with an official opening day for the wind farm taking place in May 2024.

 

Pictured at the Lenalea Wind Farm opening day were (from left): Ciarán Conlon, Director of Public Policy, Microsoft Ireland; Heather Donald, Onshore Renewable Development, SSE Renewables; Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD; Peter Lynch, CEO, FuturEnergy Ireland; and Noel Cunniffe, CEO, Wind Energy Ireland.