ESB takes Galway wind farm offline after planning is denied
A peat landslide was triggered by the building of the 60-megawatt project, resulting in ongoing €17 million EU fines for environmental damage
The ESB has taken the Derrybrien wind farm off line after it was denied retrospective planning permission from An Bord Pleanála.
The 60-megawatt wind farm in the Slieve Aughty mountains in south Galway has been the subject of controversy since a large peat landslide occurred during its construction in 2003.
The facility is owned by Gort Windfarms, a subsidiary of the ESB, and is capable of powering 40,000 homes, but it failed to get retrospective ...