Smulgedon Wind Farm is located on land approximately 9km to the north east of Dungiven (adjacent to Pott Inn), Northern Ireland. Centered on grid co-ordinates 54°58'22.92"N by 6°49'6.66"W.
Smulgedon Wind Farm will be connected to the new Garvagh-Agivey SONI Grid Substation by underground cables running alongside the public highway.
With a proposed 16.1MW of export capacity, Smulgedon Wind Farm has the capability to produce in excess of 43 GWh of renewable sourced electricity per year. This is enough clean green energy to supply 9,660 homes and to reduce CO2 emissions by 29,000 tonnes.
This project supports National and EU objectives for promoting renewable energy development and UK government commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050
A local community benefit fund will also be established when the wind farm starts to operate, administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.
Smulgedon Wind Farm layout will not change from the previously consented planning approval, except that the crane pads and lay-down areas will be slightly larger.
Planning permission for Smulgedon wind farm was initially granted on 2nd October 2012. All necessary pre-commencement planning conditions have been discharged and initial development has already commenced on site. Smulgedon Wind Farm was originally being progressed by another development company until early 2019. The site has now been acquired by RG Developments Limited, a Scottish Wind Development Company and part of the Randolph Renewables Group of Companies.
The development will consist of seven turbines, with associated infrastructure including access tracks, turbine transformers, single storey control buildings and substations and underground power cables. It is currently estimated construction will take place over a 12 month period after which the wind farm would then become operational and generate electricity for a 30 year period.