Brittas Wind Farm

About the project


Ørsted is exploring the potential to develop a wind energy project in the townlands of Brittas, Rossestown and Clobanna, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The project aims to supply clean and sustainable electricity to the national grid, supporting Ireland’s objective to achieve 80% renewable electricity by 2030. Environmental studies have commenced at the site. These studies, along with feedback from the local community and other stakeholders, will be used to inform the design of the project.

You can view our online exhibition which includes the latest project information, environmental information and photomontages of the proposed Brittas Wind Farm.

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About Ørsted in Ireland

Ørsted is a renewable energy company taking action to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. We develop, construct, own and operate onshore and offshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted owns and operates 21 onshore wind farms across the island of Ireland providing 378MW of green electricity to the grid, with additional renewable projects in the construction and planning phases. 

It’s our ambition to grow our capacity significantly over the next decade to support the Irish Government’s emission reduction targets.   To achieve this, we aim to develop more than 1,000 MW new onshore assets, repower existing assets, enter into the Irish offshore market, and grow our presence in Ireland’s nascent energy storage market. 

Facts about the project
Name: Brittas Wind Farm
Location: 
County Tipperary
Capacity: 5
0MW to 66MW
Target to Submit Planning Application:
Q4 2023
Target to Enter Commercial Operation:
2028

Latest updates and news


Environmental studies are currently underway at the site. Woodrow Environmental Consultants are completing ecology studies and Malachy Walsh and Partners are completing the Environmental Impact Assessment.  We have met Tipperary County Council, An Bord Pleanála and the National Parks and Wildlife Services to discuss the project and an initial public consultation event was held in April 2023 where the Ørsted team met local residents. A second public event was held in October 2023 in Thurles and Loughmore. We are currently working towards our first design iteration of the project.

Newsletter June 2022

Newsletter April 2023

Newsletter October 2023

Local community


Ørsted is committed to engaging inclusively with the whole community and developing a responsible project that is good for society and for our neighbours. As part of the project, we want to help bring forward sustainable, long-term community initiatives that meet local priorities, needs and objectives.

In accordance with the government-led Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS), the project, if consented, will deliver a substantial and long-term community benefit fund during the operational period of the Wind Farm. In line with government guidance, this fund is expected to provide €2 per MW hour for the first 15 years of the project and will include a near neighbour scheme. For a 50MW project, the community benefit fund could amount to €280,000 per annum.

The community benefit fund must be used for the wider economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being of the local community. The distribution of the fund will ultimately be for the community living in proximity to the project to decide in partnership with the Ørsted team.

If you would like to speak to us about the community benefit opportunities, please get in touch - we are keen to hear from you. Details of the Renewable Energy Support Scheme and community benefit can be found on the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s website.

Contact us


The project team for the proposed Brittas Wind Farm has extensive experience in the design, construction and operation of wind energy projects. We are committed to mobilising our experience to ensure we meet our stated aim of creating wind projects which are good for Ireland, good for the local communities and good for the environment.

Our Community Liaison Officer, Aidan Stakelum, is available to speak with local residents and community members to make sure information is readily available. All queries or questions are recognised and responded to in a transparent and efficient manner.

Please get in contact if you have any suggestions as to how you feel we can best facilitate or tailor the proposed project’s communications to suit you best.

Email: info@brittaswindfarm.com

Telephone: (021) 4223692

Post: Brittas Wind Farm Project, Floor 5, City Quarter, Lapps Quay, Cork City, Ireland