Plans for the country’s biggest offshore wind farm go on display today as part of a first phase of public consultation on the project. The Codling Wind Park proposed for off the Co Wicklow coast could generate up to 1,500 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 1.2 million homes. As currently designed, it would comprise 140 of the largest wind turbines in the world, reaching up to 320m high.
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The first phase of public consultation on what would be Ireland’s largest offshore wind farm has been opened by its developers. The Codling Wind Park project would be located off the coast of Co Wicklow, between Greystones and Wicklow town, and is expected to have capacity to generate up to 1,500 megawatts of electricity, enough to power the equivalent of 1.2 million homes. The developers say the project, forecast to cost some €2 billion, could generate enough energy to provide 70 per cent of all Irish households “with low-carbon, locally-produced, low-cost electricity”.
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