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January 5, 2022

Slieve Kirk, UK

By Carmen

Slieve Kirk is a 73.6MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Northern Ireland, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2011.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 73.6 73.6 Active Northern Ireland, the UK SSE

Description

The project is developed and owned by SSE.

The project generates 200,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 65,000 households, offsetting 31,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in November 2011.

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Contractors Involved

Slieve Kirk (Slieve Kirk I) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-82 turbines. The phase consists of 12 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Slieve Kirk (Slieve Kirk II) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy turbines. The phase consists of 20 turbines, each with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

About SSE

SSE Plc (SSE) that develops, owns and operates energy and related infrastructure, and provides related services. The company generates, transmits and distributes electricity and supplies gas. SSE produces electricity in gas- and oil-fired, renewable, coal-fired; and gas from gas fields in North Sea. It has interests in electricity transmission businesses in the north of Scotland, electricity distribution in the north of Scotland and southern central England, and gas distribution in Scotland and southern England. SSE also offers energy portfolio management services and gas storage facilities. The company serves residential and commercial customers in Ireland and the UK. SSE is headquartered in Perth, Scotland, the UK.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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