This project has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála. A Request for Further Information (RFI) from An Bord Pleanála has also been submitted.

A full copy of the Planning Application, accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report and additional RFI documentation can be found at

FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB. This collaboration combines the nation’s strongest assets in onshore renewable energy development. This project is now part of the FuturEnergy Ireland portfolio. Please be assured that the project team remains the same, and so does our commitment to you.

Our Community Liaison Officer remains your point of contact and we would encourage you to email or call him for any query relating to the project.

Project Details

FuturEnergy Ireland and ART Generation are exploring the potential development of a renewable energy project at Castlebanny.

The area which is being studied for suitability as a potential wind farm site is located near Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny.

Estimated Project Development Time

Oct 2016

Bird Studies begin

Jun 2019

Environmental Impact Assessment baseline studies begin.

Sep 2019

Noise Monitoring begins

Nov 2019

Community and Engagement process begins

Mar 2020

Site investigations commence

May 2020

Layout developed for Environmental Assessment and Community Engagement

Jan 2021

Planning Application submitted to An Bord Pleanála on 28th January 2021.

Aug 2021

Request for Further Information (RFI) received from An Bord Pleanála.

Nov 2021

Request for Further Information (RFI) submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

Sep 2022

An Bord Pleanála provides a decision and grants planning permission.

Latest News

06 Dec 21

Frequently Asked Questions document

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26 Nov 21

Request for Further Information (RFI) submitted to An Bord Pleanála

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12 Aug 20

Castlebanny Wind Farm Brochure

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19 Dec 19

Castlebanny Winter Newsletter 2019

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The mission of FuturEnergy Ireland is to build projects that are bring local, regional and national benefits.


Our business is sustainability.