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Dublin firm's €93m wind farm

Dublin-headquartered wind energy firm Gaelectric has opened a £74m (€93m) windfarm in Co Antrim.

The new Dunbeg Wind Farm is one of the biggest such schemes in Ireland and is expected to generate enough electricity each year to power the equivalent of 24,000 homes.

The Dunbeg scheme is Gaelectric's second windfarm in Northern Ireland. Its first, the Carn Hill Wind Farm, also in Co Antrim, opened last year.

It constructed its first windfarm in the Republic of Ireland in 2011, but had acquired energy production assets on the island a number of years prior to that. Established a decade ago, Gaelectric also has a large land bank in the United States where it also intends to build large-scale wind farms.