Deal with ESB could result in data centres on Coillte land

The joint venture between the two commercial semi-states aims to develop 1GW of renewable wind energy on Coillte-owned land by 2030, which will require a capital investment of €1 billion.

Imelda Hurley, chief executive of Coillte, said the joint venture with ESB was focused on developing new wind energy projects

Data centres could be developed beside new wind farms on Coillte-owned land, the Business Post understands.

Industry sources have said a new joint venture business between Coillte and the ESB may seek to develop data centres on some of the proposed wind farm sites to attract investment from tech companies that would help finance the new projects.

The joint venture between the two commercial semi-states, which received approval from the competition authority in February, aims ...