A Canadian wind energy group, Brookfield Renewable, has recently decided to sell 130MW of Irish wind farms. It bought the wind farms in 2014 when Bord Gais were selling off it’s assets.
Gaelectric, an Irish wind company, are selling off 230MW of Irish wind farms to a Chinese energy group – CGNEE.
This recent trend of selling Irish wind farm assets may have something to do with a High Court case involving Enercon Wind Farm Services and a group of residents in Banteer, Co.Cork. While the case is not yet settled and due for hearing again in April, one Irish newspaper published reports that Enercon have accepted liability for nuisance, this was then disputed by Irish Wind Energy Association, and the article has being taken down.
My sources tell me that the residents have being forced to move out due to noise and disturbance from the nearby wind farm.
UPDATE : The newspaper in question has today published that seven families are on course to receive damages in this case : Irish Examiner
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