Wind Energy Power Plants in Northern Ireland
Location: Co Londonderry
Operator: B9 Energy O&M
Configuration: 20 X 1.3-MW
Operation: 2003
WTG supplier: Bonus
Quick facts: This wind farm is between Dungiven and Limavady on a brownfield site and commercial peat bog. The project was commissioned in May 2003 and the entire output is sold to Energia.

Photograph by Burkazoid (flickr)
Posted 22 Mar 2008

Bessy Bell
Location: Co Tyrone
Operator: B9 Energy O&M
Configuration: 10 X 500-kW V39
Operation: 1995
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This was Powergen’s first wind farm in Northern Ireland. It is located on Bessy Bell mountain, part of the Baronscourt Estate near Newtonstewart. The site had to be carefully designed because the area is known to contain highly-significant archaeological remains from the Bronze Age. Owned by E.ON UK Renewables.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 28 Dec 2006

Hunter's Hill
Location: Co Tyrone
Operator: ESB Wind Development Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 2.5-MW N80
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: Nordex
Quick facts: This plant is near Fivemiletown and was purchased from RES in February 2009. It went online in Jul 2010.

Photograph courtesy of ESB
Posted 8 Aug 2010

Slieve Rushen-1
Location: Co Fermanagh
Operator B9 Energy O&M
Configuration: 10 X 500-kW V39
Operation: 1995
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This Northern Ireland NFFO 1 project was developed by the Sean Quinn Group who own the project and the land. The site is 20km south of Enniskillen at Derrylin and overlooks the Sean Quinn quarry and cement works.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 28 Dec 2006

Slieve Rushen-2
Location: Co Fermanagh
Operator Falck Renewables
Configuration: 18 X 3-MW V90
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Mott McDonald, Clean Tech Civils
Quick facts: The second phase at Slieve Rishen was also developed by Quinn Group. It cmmissioned in Apr 2008..

Photograph courtesy of Clean Tech Civils
Posted 5 Jul 2014


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 05-Jul-2014