The ESB, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Gort Windfarms Ltd, has confirmed that said it will decommission a wind farm set up in 2003 in Derrybrien Co. Galway in accordance with planning laws and regulations.
The decision follows more than two decades of controversy over the planning process for the 70-turbine site on the Slieve Aughty mountains in South Galway.
This follows on from the recent decision of An Bord Pleanála not to grant substitute consent following an application by Gort Windfarms Limited in response to a notice served by Galway County Council.
“ESB consequently paused operation of Derrybrien. Following careful consideration, ESB has now decided to decommission the wind farm. ESB will now prepare for the decommissioning of the 70 wind turbines in accordance with planning laws and regulations,” said an ESB spokesman.
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