Carnsore Wind Farm

Developed by Hibernian Wind Power Ltd

About Carnsore Wind Farm

Carnsore Wind Farm was developed by Hibernian Wind Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of ESB.

The Carnsore Wind Farm, commissioned in 2002 sits on a 200-acre site located at Carnsore Point, the most south-easterly corner of Ireland. The low-lying site is exposed to the high sea breeze on two sides as its bounded by the Irish Sea, and the Atlantic (Celtic Sea). The wind farm's 14 turbines have a combined generating capacity of 11.9 MW. It can generate enough renewable electricity to power around 7,600 households a year.

Benefits of the Development

Clean Electricity

  For 7,600 homes as well as schools, farms, hospitals, schools and businesses across Ireland

Rates Paid

  in excess of €195,000 per annum paid by Hibernian Wind Power Ltd, for this wind farm to Wexford County Council in the provision of local services. This will equate to
  in excess €2,900,000 paid to Wexford county Council over the next 15 year time period. Wexford County Council have already benefited from payments, in excess of
              €3,00,000, from this windfarm, for the period, 2002 to 2021.

Community Benefit Fund

  €11,900 per annum in Community Benefit Funds, given to support local projects and amenities/recreational facilities. The wind farm has invested €95,200 to date
  (2021)on local community projects


  From Ireland's reliance on imported fossil fuels to clean, locally generated renewable energy sources.
  Make a significant contribution towards Ireland's commitment of sourcing 70% of our electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030

About ESB

Electricity Supply Board (ESB) was established in 1927 as a statutory corporation in the Republic of Ireland under the Electricity (Supply) Act 1927. With a holding of 95%, ESB is majority owned by the Irish Government with the remaining 5% held by the trustees of an Employee Share Ownership Plan.

As a strong, diversified, vertically integrated utility, ESB operates right across the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution to supply. In addition, ESB extracts further value at certain points along this chain: supplying gas, using our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications, developing electric vehicle public charging infrastructure and more.

ESB is Ireland's foremost energy company and the largest supplier of renewable electricity in Ireland. Through innovation, expertise and investment, ESB is leading the transition to a low-carbon future in developing a modern, efficient electricity system, capable of delivering sustainable and competitive energy supplies to our customers

Read more about ESB.