The 16 turbines at Drumderg wind farm started generating in 2008. This landscape may appear natural, but people have shaped it for hundreds of years. During World War II, the military used it as a firing range. Before construction, specialists checked for unexploded bombs.
Experts also surveyed the different species and habitats on the site. They recorded black grouse, red grouse, curlew, and short-eared owls, as well as mountain hare and roe deer. Today, newly planted native woodlands, heath and blanket bog create a better environment for wildlife than existed before the turbines came.