Written Answers. - Wind Energy Industry.

Enda Kenny

Question:

78 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Energy if he has received proposals in relation to the development of a wind energy industry in County Mayo; if such proposals have yet been assessed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

A number of proposals in respect of locations in County Mayo and elsewhere were received in my Department on 30 November for the establishment of a wind farm in Ireland. These proposals are being evaluated by an assessment team and I expect to have their recommendations on the matter about the end of January 1991.