Project Updates

Project Updates

Bord na Móna has published the infrastructure map for the proposed Blackwater Solar Farm development.  The proposed development, for which the company intend to seek planning permission in Summer 2024, comprises a c160MW solar farm on approximately 400 hectares of Blackwater Bog. It is also intended to construct a 110KV onsite substation which will connect, via 2.5km of underground cable, to the national grid at the existing 110KV ESB Networks at West Offaly Power Station for the proposed development.     

The proposed solar farm will include approximately 24km of internal road network, approximately 3.5kms of which is intended for amenity use when the solar farm becomes operational. An additional 2.5km of dedicated amenity pathway and associated carparks is also proposed. 

To view the infrastructure map, please click here.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the Community Engagement Sessions and submitted feedback through the various channels provided as part of the consultation process for the proposed development.

To learn more about the proposed Blackwater Solar Farm, please view the Project Information Booklet here.


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