Yellow River Wind Farm: consultation event in Castlejordan, Meath 25th April 2023

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SSE Renewables, the leading renewable energy developer, owner and operator in Ireland, and developers of Yellow River Wind Farm, Co Offaly will be holding a series of public consultation events across four counties to meet with local communities in the vicinity of the site to consult on the associated community benefit fund and provide updates on the project.


These events will be held locally throughout the course of April and May to inform the relevant communities and stakeholders in Offaly, Meath, Westmeath, and Kildare about the community benefit fund and offer the community the opportunity to give feedback as to what the needs and priorities are in the surrounding area.


The full details of the six events are:

  • Rhode Parish Hall, Rhode, Co. Offaly, R35 DF79 on Thursday 20th April from 4.00-8.00pm
  • Castlejordan National School, Castlejordan, Co. Meath, R35 NX94 on Tuesday 25th April from 4.00-8.00pm
  • Scoil Naoimh Phadraig, Ballybryan, Co. Offaly, R35 X670 on Wednesday 26th April from 4.00-8.00pm
  • Croghan Community Hall, Cannakill, Co. Offaly, R35 VR66 on Thursday 27th April from 4.00-8.00pm
  • Tyrrellspass Community Centre, Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath, N91 FND3 on Tuesday 2nd May from 4.00-8.00pm
  • Edenderry Golf Club, Kishawanny Lower, Co. Kildare, R45 PV48 on Wednesday 3rd May from 4.00-8.00pm


SSE Renewables will contribute €2 per MWh generated to local community groups and projects with an approximated €595,000 per annum for the community benefit fund, over the course of 15 years. The Fund will be open to applications from not-for-profit community enterprises, clubs & societies and similar not-for-profit entities once Yellow River Wind Farm is in operation.


As part of the community benefit fund, a community fund committee will be established to be the decision-making body for the fund which will place communities at the heart of the decision-making process. The committee will be made up of voluntary, community representatives and will have the ultimate responsibility for the fund strategy and delivery.


The public consultation events will be supported by the Offaly Local Development Company to provide an overview of the community benefit fund and to help inform community members of the opportunities from the fund.


If you are unable to attend one of these events, the expression of interest and needs assessment forms are available online at https://www.sserenewables.com/yellow-river/

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