EVISHAGARAN WIND FARM
Planning permission for the 13 turbine, 46.88MW Evishagaran Wind Farm was granted in April 2016. The project is located in the townlands of Evishagran and Cruckanim, approximately 5.5km east of Dungiven
Construction began in March 2020 and will deliver a capital investment project worth approximately £12.5 million to the Northern Ireland economy during the construction phase, in the form of jobs, employment, and the use of local services. Omagh based Alexander Mills Civils Ltd are carrying out the main civil works and we are also working with a number of other local contractors.
Evishagaran will also contribute to the local community through a community fund worth more than £4.5 million. For organisational purposes, a shared fund will be set up with Craiggore, which will provide direct funding to a range of groups and will also be open to applications annually from the surrounding communities. We will be finalising the design of the fund over the coming months and the first payments will be made once both wind farms become operational.
The wind farm will be fully operational by the end of 2021 and be capable of producing clean, low carbon electricity for approximately 50,000 homes.