Two Kerry windfarms to be sold as part of Bord Gáis sale

Two Kerry windfarms are expected to be sold to a consortium including a British Gas owned company as part of the privatisation of Bord Gáis. Wind turbines The Government today announced that it is proposing to sell Bord Gais Energy to a three member syndicate for over 1.1 billion euro. Bord Gáis currently owns two windfarms in the county, both of which are in Kilgarvan. The first, which is located 7 kilometres from the village became operational in 2006 and consists of 15 three-megawatt turbines, giving a total generating capacity of 45 megawatts. The second, known as the Kilgarvan 2 windfarm, was completed four years ago and provides an additional generating capacity of 38 megawatts. Also part of the Bord Gáis sale, windfarms in Mountcollins in west Limerick and Gneeves near Milstreet are also being offloaded. A spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources confirmed to Radio Kerry News that the local windfarms will be part of the sale to the Centrica-led consortium. The deal is expected to conclude in the first half of next year.