About

Brookfield Renewable Ireland


Brookfield Renewable Ireland operates one of the world’s largest publicly traded, renewable power platforms with hydroelectric, solar, wind and storage facilities in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia and totals more than 17,000 megawatts of installed capacity.

In 2014, Brookfield Renewable added one of the largest renewable energy portfolios on the island of Ireland to its platform. The Irish business today consists of more than 400 megawatts (MW) of operating wind capacity across 23 wind farms in nine counties and employs approximately 110 people at its Ireland and U.K business headquartered in Cork.

Coillte


Coillte are responsible for harnessing the wind energy above Coillte forests and aim to build responsible projects that are good for society and positively benefit our neighbours. Coillte have learnt a considerable amount over the past few years with regard to how they engage and are constantly striving to do better. Coillte will do this through managing the design and development of projects in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders for results supported by both.

Coillte currently operates a portfolio of 4 wind farms with a capacity of 240 megawatts (MW) in conjunction with 3 joint venture partners and has an aspiration to build a further 1 gigawatt (GW) over the next ten years.

The Team


The Coom Green Energy Park project team have extensive experience in the design, construction and operation of wind energy projects. Including extensive experience of key issues which may concern communities such as noise, shadow-flicker, traffic, ecology and water quality.

We are committed to mobilising our experience to ensure we meet our stated aim of creating wind projects which are good for Ireland, good for the local communities and good for the environment.

Community Liaison Officers are working with the local community to ensure that information is available and that queries are recognised and responded to in a transparent and efficient manner. We are committed to involving local people in the project and being honest and open in how we design the project. We are also committed to ensuring that local communities share in the economic opportunity that this project would bring.

Kieran O’Malley

Kieran O’Malley

Development Manager

Kieran O’Malley is our Development Manager. Kieran has over 23 years’ experience in engineering and renewable energy project development. Kieran has experience preparing planning applications and environmental impact assessments for numerous wind energy development projects around Ireland.

James Dineen

Project Manager

James has over nine years’ experience working in the Energy sector in Ireland, the UK and Internationally. James has been involved at all stages of major energy projects from initial concept, planning application through to construction and ongoing operation.

Project updates


Two meteorological (met) mast planning applications were submitted to Cork County Council on February 28th, 2019. A met mast measures and logs wind speeds, wind characteristics and wind direction at a range of heights. The two met masts will be located on approximately 2.4 acres (each) of Coillte commercial forestry plots in the townlands of Glannsack and Mullenaboree. They will have an overall height of 100m and are considered temporary in nature, operating for up to five years they will then be taken down and lands reinstated therein.