PLAN TO IN­VEST A MAS­SIVE €2BN IN WIND FARM

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - FRONT PAGE - By MYLES BUCHANAN

IN­VEST­MENT of up to €2 bil­lion to de­velop the Ark­low Wind Bank Park is planned by re­new­able en­ergy devel­oper and gen­er­a­tor SSE.

The com­pany pre­sented its plans to Wick­low County Coun­cil in re­cent days and out­lined how it aims to de­velop the off­shore wind farm to its 520MW po­ten­tial.

When fully com­pleted, the new off­shore wind farm will be ca­pa­ble of gen­er­at­ing enough re­new­able elec­tric­ity to power al­most half a mil­lion homes each year.

SSE has a 99-year fore­shore lease, granted in 2002, for the development of a min­i­mum 520MW off­shore wind farm 7 to 13 km off the Ark­low coast.

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