Developed and Constructed by:
Mainstream Renewable Power
Enercon (4 x 2.3MW)
BlackRock Investment Management
Commercial Operation Date:
Mainstream entered the Irish wind market in 2011 with the acquisition of Caherciveen Wind Limited which was developing the 9.2MW Knockaneden (9 MW) wind farm located in County Kerry in South-West Ireland.
Mainstream managed the construction of the wind farm which consists of four Enercon turbines. In January 2013, Knockaneden reached commercial operation. Mainstream continued to provide operations and maintenance of the wind farm until 2017 when the wind farm was sold to BlackRock and its O&M transferred to Element Power.
The Knockaneden wind farm distributes a yearly community fund to local community groups supporting economic development, sporting teams and other sustainable community initiatives (banner picture above).
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Mainstream distributed the annual wind farm community fund during the operational phase.