The proposed €24 million capital cost wind power project at Glashantooreen is composed of four clusters, covering the following townlands:
- Cluster 1 – 2 turbines, Fahaduff
- Cluster 2 – 4 turbines, Ahaneboy
- Cluster 3 – 1 turbine, East of Cummernagay
- Cluster 4 – 1 turbine, Cummernagay
The proposed location of the project is in several townlands to the north of Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Specifically, these townlands are Fahaduff, Knockakip and Ahaneboy. The project area consists mainly of blanket bog and heath. There are also some small patches of coniferous forestry within the site area. The total land take required for the proposed project is less than 0.4% of the study area, which is defined as the site boundaries of the properties involved in the project. Land use for all turbine bases will be 1520m2, and approximately 1km of new tracks will be required and approximately 5km of upgraded track to provide access to the turbines.
The proposed wind farm is being developed by Organic Power Ltd., a new renewable energy company based in Skibbereen, Co. Cork. A number of shareholders in this company come from the Fahaduff – Ahaneboy area. Organic Power intend to develop a minimum of 125MW of carbon-free reliable electricity supply from a variety of renewable energy sources for 2012. This power will be sold to end customers at a competitive rate.