Galway wind farm gets green light

 

Planning permission has been granted for what may become the largest wind farm in the State.

An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead to a wind farm in Co Galway which will generate enough electricity for 68,000 houses.

Work can now begin on the 105 megawatt Cloosh Valley wind project near Oughterard, on land owned by Coillte.

The scheme will be operated by the State forestry company with Scottish and Southern Energy and the Canadian company, Finavera Wind Energy.