EMPower began development in Ireland in 2018 with the goal of providing low carbon, ecologically non-invasive, affordable energy to facilitate Ireland’s expanding economy and sustainable energy targets.
This website is intended to provide up to date information to the local community and as such, all Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies will be published here for general viewing.
Shronowen Wind Farm Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMPower, have lodged a Strategic Infrastructure Development planning application for the proposed Shronowen Wind Farm. The planning documents and full Environmental Impact Assessment can be viewed at the below link.
We have also established a virtual consultation room in order to provide interactive project information.
You can enter the Virtual Consultation Room at the link below.
EMPower is an Irish based international wind energy developer with over 700 MW in development in Europe and Africa. Our senior management team has a combined 95 years' experience delivering projects from conception to operation across five continents.
EMPower is a private limited company owned by GGE Ireland Limited, EMP Holdings Limited and Wind Power Invest A/S.
Our vision is to provide low carbon, ecologically non-invasive, affordable energy to facilitate Ireland’s expanding economy and sustainable energy targets. We are in the environmental impact assessment and public consultation stage of development at the Shronowen Wind Farm.
Combined Experience of Management Team
Capacity Under Development
€4.5 million Community Fund
€21.7 million in Corporate Tax
Enough Clean Power for 35,000 Irish Homes
€9.1 Million in
County Council Rates
€54.9 million Investment in Irish Renewable Energy
Shronowen wind farm will involve a €54.9 million investment in Irish renewable energy, providing world class, low carbon electricity generation infrastructure to meet Ireland's growing demand. Direct corporate tax earnings for the Irish governement are estimated to exceed €21.7 million over the project lifetime and the project will contribute €9.1 million in county council rates. Shronowen Wind Farm will also provide a community fund of approximately 302,000 per year, to be made available to the local community for the 15 year duration of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). This fund will be allocated as per the RESS auction terms and conditions, with a minimum of 40% being directed towards local not-for-profit initiatives and enterprises, with a focus on climate
As well as these direct financial benefits, Shronowen wind farm will provide local employment opportunities. According to SEAI's "A Macroeconomic Analysis of Onshore Wind Deployment to 2020", 2.11 direct jobs are created per MW of installed wind capacity. Given a capacity of 50 MW, Shronowen Wind Farm could create 105 direct jobs. Following SEAI's calculations, 85 of these would created for the construction phase, while 20 operations and maintenance jobs would endure throughout the project's lifetime.
The proposed development area of Shronowen Wind Farm is located 5.5 km north of Listowel in County Kerry. The region is situated in Kerry County Council's preferred zone for wind energy development. EMPower propose a 12-turbine wind farm, at hub heights of 82 metres and blade length of 68 metres. This wind farm is expected to generate enough clean, indigenous electricity to power over 35,000 Irish homes.
Please get in touch
We would greatly appreciate your input and feedback regarding this exciting opportunity at Shronowen.
Please submit your queries and comments below and a member of our team will be in touch.
Alternatively, please feel free to reach out to the proposed Shronowen Wind Farm Community Liaison Officer, Alexander Kelly, at email@example.com.