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Kepak Wind Turbine Watergrasshill Co Cork

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PROJECT DETAILS

2Mw Wind Turbine has been installed by Enerpower at Kepak in North Condonstown, Watergrasshill in Co. Cork. The installation of this turbine is part of the commitment from Kepak to cut their carbon footprint intensity by 2030 as committed to as  part of their 2019 Sustainability report.

Wind energy provides a clean and sustainable solution for energy and can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels in generating electricity without the direct emissions of greenhouse gases.

The wind turbine has a hub height of 67 meters and a blade diameter of 80 meters. A roadway was also constructed to provide connectivity to a nearby on site  substation. This 2Mw wind turbine will generate up to 4,000,000KWh annually.

A 350,000l hot water tank will ensure that excess electricity goes to immersion heaters.

This turbine will provide the site with up to 70% of its energy during operating hours and will be used to heat water out of hours. Overall Kepak will make 1,350,000Kgs in C02 saving per year.

Wind energy is currently the largest contributing resource of renewable energy in Ireland. It is both the largest and cheapest renewable electricity resource. In 2018, in figures released by SEAI, wind provided 85% of Ireland’s renewable electricity and 30% of our total electricity demand. It is the second greatest source of electricity generation in Ireland after natural gas.

Enerpower are Ireland’s leading renewable energy installer working to provide wind energy to clients such as Tesco and Flahavans as well as solar PV to Lidl, BWG, Ardkeen Quality Stores. Together their team has extensive experience in industry with a proven track record in project management and bringing energy savings to businesses nationwide. Enerpower believe that by working together they can deliver a more accessible clean energy model that promotes a healthier more sustainable community and business every day.

Enerpower are an EPC contractor, meaning that their team have the right set of specialised skills to manage the transition to renewable energy for their clients. Their team provide everything from feasibility, engineering, procurement and production as well installation and commissioning. Their specialised team will also fully maintain the chosen technology for their clients.

Additionally, Enerpower have considerable experience with projects involving phasing, programming and interface restrictions, limitations or requirements for constructions works in a live environment. Within the wind sector, they offer a wide selection of brands for wind turbine energy, which helps ensure that you get the right turbine to match the needs of your business. Their manufacturers include Vestas, Siemans, Nortank, NEG Micon, Windworld, EWTDirect Wind and GAMESA.

Enerpower are delighted to have contributed in small part of this Kepak’s commitment to sustainability and green energy. If you are interested in making the change to renewable energy please contact a member of the Enerpower team on 051 364 054

Source enerpower.ie

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