It has been announced today that there will be a new power station built in Mayo.
Mayo Renewable Power are to construct a biomass plant which will cost €180 million. It will be located in Killala.
The plant will be powered by wood chip biomass as well as other plant materials like willow and miscanthus.
The project will be financed by AIB, Ulster Bank and Barclays.
Planning has been granted to site developers and it is expected to be up and running by 2017.
The company have said it will create 350 jobs during construction later this month and 30 full time positions once it is operational.
RTÉ NEWS have said the plant will produce enough electricity to power 68,000 homes.
After today’s announcement, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said “It will be the largest biomass power station to have been built in this country to date and will continue to reducing our greenhouse emissions”.