£20m wind farm has been opened in Newtownabbey

Carn Hill windfarm

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A £20m wind farm in County Antrim has been officially opened.

The Irish renewable energy group, Gaelectric, opened the facility at Carn Hill in Newtownabbey.

Carn Hill is the first fully operational wind farm in Gaelectric's Northern Ireland portfolio.

The 13.8 megawatt (MW) wind farm, which consists of six wind turbines, will generate enough power to meet the electricity demand of nearly 8,000 homes a year.

In 2010, Gaelectric announced it had received planning approval for a 15 MW farm at Inishative near Pomeroy, in County Tyrone.

The Planning Service said it had received 11 letters of objections to the Tyrone wind farm.

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