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Team Visit to Mount Lucas Windfarm

 

 

As part of a recent ESIPP team away day, we visited Mount Lucas wind farm in Co. Offaly which is part of Bord na Móna’s wind farm portfolio. We received a thorough and interesting talk from Nick Norris about the planning, construction and operation of the wind farm. The wind farm sits on 1,100 hectares of cutaway bog with a total capacity of 84MW, coming from 28 Siemens turbines at a hub height of 100m. There is also a 100m tall met mast located on the wind farm, providing wind speed measurements at hub height at the location.