Lisheen 4

About the project

Ørsted is exploring the potential to develop a co-located wind and solar energy project in the townlands of Tullowmacjames, Derrylaughta and Lissanure, County Tipperary and Clonmeen North, County Laois. The project site is located adjacent the existing wind farms of Lisheen and Bruckana. 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.

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 20 wind farms across Ireland providing 360MW of electricity to the national 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 new onshore assets, repower existing assets, and grow our presence in Ireland’s nascent energy storage market.

At present, we’ve got a further 45 MW of new onshore wind ready to build, and 298 MW in the advanced development pipeline.

Facts about the project

Name: Lisheen 4
Location: County Tipperary/Laois
Capacity: 50MW Wind & 100MW Solar
Target to Submit Planning Application: Q3 2024
Target to Enter Commercial Operation: 2029

Latest updates and news

We are currently commencing environmental studies at the site and will be organising consultation with the planning authority and the local community in the coming months. Woodrow Environmental Consultants have been appointed to conduct ecology studies and Malachy Walsh and Partners have been appointed as planning and environmental consultants for the proposed project.

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 project. 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 example, for a 50MW project, the community benefit fund could amount to €240,000 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.

SEAI: Renewable Energy Support Scheme

Contact us

The project team for the proposed Lisheen 4 project 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 Officers, Aidan Stakelum and Alan Barry, are 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.


Telephone: (021) 4223692

Post: Lisheen 4 Project, Floor 5, City Quarter, Lapps Quay, Cork City, Ireland