Ørsted is exploring the potential to develop a wind energy project in the Oatfield and Gortacullin areas, in county Clare.
The proposed Oatfield Wind Farm lies approximately 4km north-east of Sixmilebridge, 9.9km north of Limerick city, and 11.7km north-east of Shannon. We aim to construct up to 12 wind turbines across the site. We will be submitting a planning application for this wind farm to An Bord Pleanála in Autumn 2023. It is envisaged that an application for planning permission for the proposed Oatfield Wind Farm project will be submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála as the project is of a scale to be deemed Strategic Infrastructure development (SID). Under current legislation, a wind farm project of scale is one capable of generating electricity in excess of 50 Mega Watts (MW), or containing greater than 25 wind turbines.