At present, wind energy in the Derrykillew area consists of the Derrykillew Community Wind Farm which was granted planning permission in 2016. There is a potential opportunity to increase the output of the Community Wind Farm while creating synergies between this and the proposed Derrykillew Wind Farm Extension.
Where are the areas being considered?
The Derrykillew Wind Farm Extension area under consideration centres around a tract of upland forestry.
This is approximately:
• 2.6 km north of Belleek.
• 5 km northeast of Ballyshannon.
The additional turbine on the Derrykillew Community Wind Farm is located in a bog land area and would be approximately 4 km from Belleek.