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Viewers shown wrong turbines  

I recently viewed the Wales This Week HTV programme on wind energy. It featured the Assembly’s Tan 8 wind energy proposals in the South Wales valleys, around Glyncorrwg in the Upper Afan Valley area.

To my mind, the programme contained a glaring, fundamental failing. While several people, from both sides of the divide, discussed the proposed Tan 8 wind turbines, the existing Taff Ely wind farm, near Gilfach Goch, north of Bridgend, was shown as evidential footage of a wind farm.

That is a highly misleading thing to do. Each of the wind turbines at Gilfach Goch is only 150ft, and has an installed capacity of only 450 kilowatts, or 0.45MW.

Whereas, each of the Tan 8 turbines proposed around Glyncorrwg, and at six other very extensive, unspoilt Welsh hills areas, including the Brechfa Forest, will have an installed capacity of 2MW and be 400ft.

They will bear no comparison to the Gilfach Goch turbines, since they will be almost treble their height and treble their width, with blades about 160ft or longer than the complete Gilfach Goch turbines.

To get a more accurate picture of what is proposed, cameras should have been sent to film the 327ft wind turbines of Cefn Croes, near Devil’s Bridge, Mid Wales, or similar sized ones at Resolven, in the Vale of Neath, not far from Glyncorrwg.

Why were the latter not filmed, seeing that they were much closer to the proposed site than the Gilfach Goch turbines?

Lyn Jenkins,

Director, Ceredigion Leisure

Gwbert

Cardigan

thisissouthwales.co.uk

21 February 2007

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