TCI Renewables Projects, Ballyreagh, Tempo



Project: Single wind turbine
Location: Ballyreagh, Tempo, Co. Fermanagh
Turbine: Up to 1.3MW
Dimensions:Up to 84m overall height
NGR: 230295, 348640 (lat 54.3846N, long 7.5382W)
Status: Consented May 2009
Resources: Non-technical summary

Approximately 7km north east of Enniskillen.

TCI Renewables successfully completed legal negotiations with the landowner for a single turbine project in Tempo, Co. Fermanagh Northern Ireland. The site has been under environmental investigation since 2005 and a met mast has been in situ monitoring the on-site wind regime for some 16 months.

A detailed environmental impact assessment has been completed and TCI Renewables submitted an application to the local planning authority in December 2006. Planning consent was granted for the site in May 2009 and TCI Renewables are now engaging in a tendering process with turbine manufacturers and construction engineers, with an expected build date in 2010.

A public information programme was carried out around a 2km radius of the proposed wind turbine during September 2006 and the results from the general public where extremely positive towards the proposal.

In trying to maximise local benefits TCI Renewables are in discussions with nearby intensive energy users who can realise their own social and environmental objectives by utilising the energy generated by the turbine. This relationship has economic benefits too as businesses can usually make savings on current energy usage and secure stable electricity prices into the next decade.

"Merchant Wind Projects are 'Win-Win' developments. On the one hand businesses can make significant savings on energy bills and stabilise these energy costs going forward and on the other hand the turbine has a long-term customer in place, which helps finance the project and give investors confidence."

"Today's signing is the first step in what will hopefully be another successful energy project for TCI Renewables, local business and the landowner who will enjoy a steady income from what is marginal agricultural land."