UPDATE: November 2023
The proposal for RES’ 6-turbine Magheramore Wind Farm to the east of Derry, which was expected to deliver a £1.6 - 2 million boost to the local economy (during construction alone), has been refused by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council planning committee, at its meeting on Wednesday 22 November.
Jennifer McCorry, Senior Development Project Manager at RES, commented: “RES has a strong track-record of working closely with the local supply chain around its projects and maximising inward investment opportunities, wherever possible. We believe the proposal had been designed to fit sensitively into the existing landscape, which is why it’s disappointing the project was refused on these grounds.”
Onshore wind, alongside other renewable energy technologies, can generate the cheapest form of new electricity generation. Once operational, Magheramore Wind Farm would have been capable of generating enough clean, low cost electricity to power around 22,700 homes every year.