Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric, has launched an information website for its proposed Rockmarshall Wind Farm, which is located north of the village of Jenkinstown and approximately 7km north-east of Dundalk.
The Rockmarshall Wind Farm website may be accessed at www.rockmarshallwindfarm.com and contains information on the proposed wind farm, including site location maps, facts and figures about the design of the wind farm, and a comprehensive ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section on renewable energy and wind farms.
Links are also available to a range of credible information sources and the Environmental Impact Statement and Non Technical Summary of the EIS which has been submitted to Louth County Council as part of the planning approval process.
Commenting on the launch of the Rockmarshall Wind Farm website, Gaelectric Project Director, Mike Denny said:
“Gaelectric is committed to continuing our engagement with the public and our other stakeholders on Rockmarshall. The www.rockmarshallwindfarm.com website is an important tool to help us share and exchange reliable information with the public on wind energy generally and our specific proposal for Rockmarshall, which has the potential to make a very significant contribution to the energy needs of County Louth and local economic activity in the north of the County with an investment of e23 million in clean power.
“We hope that anyone interested about wind energy in County Louth, and the Rockmarshall Wind Farm in particularly, will access and use the www.rockmarshallwindfarm.com website to learn more. We have also included a facility to contact our Gaelectric Project team for Rockmarshall for further information.”
Gaelectric has sought planning approval for a five turbine wind farm at Rockmarshall with each turbine having a hub height of no greater than 80 metres and a blade length of no greater than 41.2 metres.
Rockmarshall will generate in the region of 39,420 megawatt hours of electricity and will meet the electricity needs of approximately 7,000 homes.
Twenty jobs will be created during its construction with the wind farm making commercial rates contributions to Louth Council estimated at e70,000.
Gaelectric has also committed to establishing an independently administered community fund to support local projects for people living in the immediate area of Cooley.