Funding allocated for Leitrim wind farm feasibility studies

A funding allocation of over half a million euro has been made to Leitrim County Council under the Government’s Regional Enterprise Transition Scheme Feasibility Funding.

The funding was issued in relation to a project on capitalising on the wind renewable energy potential in the Irish Atlantic region.

The project will investigate how public and educational bodies can assist in guiding the development and growth of the supply chain for the existing on shore wind industry and transitioning it into the emerging offshore wind generation sector.

It will also seek to inform the industry and industry stakeholders about the diversification and development opportunities available.

The funding, totalling €548,250, will see 18 feasibility studies carried out in the coming months across a range of projects throughout the country.