Construction has started on a new wind farm in Donegal.
It’s the Lenalea Wind Farm Project in a rural, upland area about 10 kilometres south west of Letterkenny.
This project is being undertaken by SSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy.
The €40m Lenalea Wind Farm will be capable of generating enough renewable energy to power more than 20,000 homes a year.
It is expected to be completed in late 2023.
There will be up to 35 construction jobs when work is at its peak.
These are expected to be either directly employed by the project’s lead construction contractor, Omagh-based Adman Civil Projects Ltd or through local subcontractors.
The site is close to the existing Meenycat.Wind Farm.
In September 2020, Lenalea received the green light after it won a 15-year contract for providing low-carbon power, meaning it will receive guaranteed revenue for the electricity it generates.