Doraville

  • Category: Renewables
  • Energy type: Onshore wind
  • Project type: Project

As a company, SSE aims to decarbonise its power generation by 50% by 2020. In moving to low carbon generation, ongoing investment in renewable energy will play a crucial role. SSE is also committed to help meet the targets set by the Northern Ireland Executive to generate 40% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

SSE has plans for a £150million wind farm at Doraville in the Sperrins, a planning application for which has been submitted to the Department of the Environment. The proposed 36 turbine Doraville Wind Farm could generate 115MW of green electricity and would be the country’s largest wind farm, with the potential to power around 100,000 homes across NI. 

The proposed 36 turbine Doraville Wind Farm could generate 115MW of green electricity and would be the country’s largest wind farm, with the potential to power around 100,000 homes across NI. Doraville is located in County Tyrone, within the townlands of Derrynoyd, Brackagh North, Tievenameena and Cloghemy Glebe. The site lies west of Draperstown, Co. Derry-Londonderry, northwest of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, and 2k to the north of Broughderg.

As a responsible developer SSE has always been focused on selecting the right renewable energy projects that not only deliver on the company’s generation objectives but that also deliver an economic and social dividend return to the communities in which each of its projects are located.

The company believes wind farm developments should act as key drivers for the local economy and it works hard to ensure those benefits are delivered to the local community and local economy. An independent study by BiGGAR Economics for SSE estimates that its Doraville project can inject £50million into NI supply chain businesses during development and construction, around £16million of that investment can be poured directly into the local council area. Once operational, the wind farm can generate further revenues for the region over its 25 year lifetime of over £60million as well as community benefit funding over the same period of a further £15million.

Read more about Doraville Wind Farm here: £150m Doraville Wind Farm 'an investment in the economy and community'