Irish Wind Energy Output Reaches Record Heights
13th January
13th January

Irish wind energy output reached a record high on of 1,942MW on Wednesday. 

The output is enough to power over 1.26 million Irish homes according to figures published by EirGrid, who monitor electricity generation and usage nationally.

The new record is the second such record to be established already in 2015 and overtakes the previous record set on New Years Day of 1,872MW.

Since the start of the year, Irish wind energy has met a third (33%) of all Irish electricity demand from Irish consumers and with high winds forecast beyond the coming weekend, this trend is set to continue.

Roadstone are playing an important part in building on this cleaner, sustainable solution to Ireland’s energy problems. Material supplied by Roadstone includes stone fill for access roads and high strength concrete required for turbine bases and grid networks.

A turbine base can require between 400-800m3 of concrete all supplied in a single pour.

Pictures attached are of one such project – The Garracummer Wind Farm in Co. Tipperary, which went into operation two years ago.  Roadstone supplied the concrete for this project. Due to the national network of concrete plants and quarry locations, Roadstone are ideally located to successfully service similar projects well into the future.