New wind power project to provide up to 2,000 full time jobs

The US based Element Power has signed a contract with Britain’s national electricity grid to supply it with renewable energy interconnectors from Ireland to Wales.  The new wind farms are proposed for a number of counties including Meath, Westmeath, Kildare, Laois and Offaly.
Element Power stated it is in discussions with An Bord Pleanala about making a planning application under a process for major infrastructural projects. It has also begun negotiations with land owners.