Lyra Wind Farm Community

The future development of onshore wind is vital to achieving Ireland’s energy strategy, to tackle the challenges of combating climate change while also ensuring a secure electricity and energy supply now and for future generations.  Now more than ever, communities want to be a part of a positive change in Ireland’s renewable energy landscape.

Lyra Wind Farm has the potential to bring significant positive benefits to local communities in Mayo. Through the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) all projects must establish a Community Benefit Fund that must be used for the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the local community.

One key emphasis is that communities should benefit directly from all the renewable electricity projects being supported by the scheme thus enabling communities to be part of the decision-making.

The proposed Lyra Wind Farm project has the potential to participate in the Government’s Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) auction process.
Please find an outline of the RESS Community Benefit Fund and a copy of the Government’s Community Benefit Fund Good Practice Principles Handbook here.

Community Updates

Our first newsletter has recently been circulated to the homes in the vicinity of the Lyra Wind Farm. It is available to view at the link below.

Lisa Enright

Phone: +353 87 634 5691

Email: [email protected]

We would encourage and welcome your input and comments on what you have read. If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to receive updates by post or email, please contact us.

DP Energy’s Approach

DP Energy have a long history of working with communities and feels it is our responsibility to engage with stakeholders and members of the communities on all stages of development and we value local knowledge to help with our decision-making. Community engagement and discussions with the local community is a fundamental part of our project development process and throughout the project, our Stakeholder and Community Liaison team are always available to discuss any aspect of the Lyra Wind Farm developments.

If Lyra Wind Farm is successfully constructed, DP Energy will work with the community to establish a local committee and administration to plan, manage the community benefit fund. In the meantime, please contact Lisa Enright to discuss your ideas for potential projects.