Mainstream was established in Dublin, Ireland in 2008. It has built and now operates two wind farms; the Knockaneden wind farm (9 megawatts) in County Kerry and the Carrickeeny wind farm (8 megawatts) in County Leitrim which is owned by IKEA. The Raragh wind farm (11.5 megawatts) in County Cavan is currently in development.
Mainstream has been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007 for “Activities including and associated with corporate governance of wind and solar projects. The project management of the development, construction and operation of wind projects in Ireland.” Lloyd’s Register QA Certificate.
Mainstream is committed to the communities where our wind farms are hosted. At each anniversary of commercial operation date, community groups including schools, sports clubs, and not-for-profit associations are invited to apply for a portion of community funds. Awards are made based on proximity to the wind farm, if the group is involved in a sustainable energy development and, the value that group brings to the community.
Knockaneden Wind Farm Community Fund – Co. Kerry
Knockaneden wind plant, constructed and operated by Mainstream Renewable Power, has awarded €9,000 to local community initiatives in the fourth year of its annual community fund awards. The wind farm which is located in the townland of Knockaneden, County Kerry has entered its fifth year of commercial operation.
This year 31 local organisations and initiatives received funding including care groups, community groups, local event organisations, sports clubs and schools.
Carrickeeny Wind Farm Community Fund – Co. Leitrim
Carrickeeny wind plant issues its yearly community fund to local community not-for-profit groups. The 2016 fund was allocated to over 20 local community initiatives. The next invitaton for applications will take place next October 2017.