Turlough Hill is a 292MW hydro power project. It is located in Dublin, Ireland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1968 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1974.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 292 292 Active Dublin, Ireland Electricity Supply Board


The project is developed and owned by Electricity Supply Board.

Turlough Hill is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 2.3 million cubic meter. Turlough Hill underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2007-2012. The project generated 355.26 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1968 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1974.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pump turbines, each with 73MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

About Electricity Supply Board

Electricity Supply Board (ESB) owned by Irish Government, is a diversified and vertically integrated utility that generates, transmits, and distributes and supplies electricity and gas. The company builds, owns, and maintains transmission and distribution networks. It offers meter reading, and new connection services. ESB provides engineering, operations and maintenance, and consultancy services; finances, builds and maintains transmission system; and owns and maintains electricity transmission and distribution networks in Northern Ireland. The company also offers technologies and business model development support; operates public charging infrastructure; and services in electro mobility sectors. It operates across Ireland, the UK and other countries. ESB is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.


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