Derrygreenagh Power

Providing energy security for future generations

Derrygreenagh Power

Bord na Móna Powergen Ltd is proposing to develop a 710MW Thermal Power Plant consisting of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (570MW) and Open Cycle Gas Turbine (140MW), Electricity Grid Connection including two substations, and associated buildings, plant, site works, services and ancillary development on land within the townlands of Knockdrin, Derrygreenagh, Derryarkin, Derryiron, Ballybeg, Coolcor, Barrysbrook, Clonin, Togher and Coole, Co. Offaly.

The Proposed Development consists of a Power Plant Area and an Electricity Grid Connection. The Power Plant Area is located east of the R400 road, approximately 6km to the north-west of Rhode in Co. Offaly. A connection to the high-pressure gas network will be required for the plant. This will be subject to a separate consent by Gas Networks Ireland under Section 39A of the Gas Act6 and does not form part of this planning application.

Ireland has committed to generating 80% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.  It is recognised that to achieve these targets there is a requirement for gas-fired power stations in support a highly variable renewable electricity system as part of the transition to carbon net zero emissions by 2050.

This Proposed Development is designed – in response to this very clear need – to fill short term gaps in renewable generation as well as covering longer periods of low generation from renewable sources, thereby helping to maintain security of electricity supply into the future, while supporting Ireland in its transition to a low carbon economy in line with National Development Plan and Climate Action Plan objectives.

On the 9th of February 2024, Bord na Móna Powergen Ltd submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanála for the proposed Derrygreenagh Power Project.

View the Derrygreenagh Power planning application

Latest Project Updates

Feb 2024 - Submission of Planning for Derrygreenagh Power
Feb 2024 - Derrygreenagh Power Final Infrastructure Map
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