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Wind Power News: Wales

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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


March 25, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for south Wales wind farm between Port Talbot and Maesteg may be ‘unacceptable’ experts warn

Experts have warned plans for a wind farm in south Wales could be “unacceptable” and damaging to local tourism. Coriolis Energy and the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) hope to build 26 wind turbines in a semi-rural area between Port Talbot and Maesteg, an operation that would last for 50 years. However, a report by White Consultants on behalf of Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Councils states the turbines “are likely to be too large for this site”. The developers want . . . Complete story »


March 25, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Opposition to wind farm plans because of negative impact on tourism

Experts have warned plans for a wind farm in the south could be “unacceptable” and damaging to local tourism. Coriolis Energy and the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) hope to build 26 wind turbines in a semi-rural area between Port Talbot and Maesteg, an operation that would last for 50 years. However, a report by White Consultants on behalf of Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Councils states the turbines “are likely to be too large for this site”. The developers want . . . Complete story »


March 9, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Blue Gem Wind plans Valorous—300MW floating offshore windfarm

Blue Gem Wind is looking at developing a second offshore wind farm, around 50 kms south west of the Pembrokeshire coastline. The company has already received seabed rights for its trial project, the 96 MW test and demonstration Erebus project that is already in development. This would comprise of between seven and 10 floating wind turbine generators located approximately 44 km southwest of the Pembrokeshire coastline delivering enough electricity to supply approximately 90,000 homes. The joint venture between Total, one of . . . Complete story »


February 5, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plans to extend windfarm off the coast of Conwy to be submitted

Plans to expand North Wales’ offshore windfarm off the coast of Conwy are set to be submitted next year. Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is being planned by RWE Renewables (RWE) about 10.5km off the coast to the west of the existing Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. The new collection of wind turbines, expected to be between 51 and 107 depending on their size, would cover an area of 106km2 from Colwyn Bay to Conwy. The German energy . . . Complete story »


January 16, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wylfa: New hybrid nuclear power plan for Anglesey

Under the Shearwater bid, Wylfa would become home to 12 small modular reactors (SMR) initially capable of generating 924 Megawatt electric (MWe) - one million watts of electric capacity - alongside a 1,000 MW wind farm. Complete story »


December 26, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

10-year-old plans to build Llanidloes windfarm withdrawn

A 10-year-old planning application to install wind turbines near Llanidloes has been withdrawn. An application was lodged by EDF Energy in June 2010 with Powys County Council for nine wind turbines. The 125-metre tall tall turbines were proposed for a site known as Hirddywel, which is around 6.5km south-east of the town of Llanidloes. EDF Energy proposed to install nine wind turbines with a maximum height to blade tip of 125m. The application also included a permanent sub station and . . . Complete story »


December 6, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Ynyshir residents criticise wind turbines plans go-ahead

Permission should not have been allowed to site two wind turbines that are larger than Big Ben on a mountain above their homes, according to opponents. They are concerned the 125m (410ft) turbines will have an impact on wildlife and cause noise pollution at Ynyshir, near Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf. One resident, who lives nearby, said he was concerned about natural drainage and surface water run-off at the site. The developer was not available for comment. Resident Philip Thomas, who . . . Complete story »


October 26, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Garn Fach: Second consultation launched into large wind farm near Newtown

Another consultation has been launched into plans for a large wind farm near Newtown. EDF Renewables (EDF R) is seeking further feedback from residents to help shape plans for the proposed 22-turbine development at Garn Fach on the Montgomeryshire-Radnorshire border. The company is unable to hold information events at village halls because of the current coronavirus restrictions, but is instead hosting an online exhibition, as well as writing to every household within a 10km radius of the site. The proposed . . . Complete story »


October 23, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Conwy wind farm snub

A county council economic spokesman told owners of a wind farm he’d rather see a tidal lagoon than more giant turbines off the coast. Cllr Goronwy Edwards, Conwy County Council’s cabinet member for economic development, revealed he told Innogy Renewables the council’s preferences during a presentation about Awel y Mor wind farm extension. Speaking at Thursday’s full council meeting, he said the new field would see Gwynt y Mor field “double in size” in the direction of Anglesey. The proposals, . . . Complete story »


October 16, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Young osprey dies following turbine collision

A Western Osprey chick has died after it collided with a wind turbine in North Wales. The pair of ospreys at Llyn Brenig raised one chick and it was thought that all three birds had commenced their southward migration by the end of August. However, in late September news emerged that the body of this year’s youngster (KC5) had been found adjacent to a wind turbine, around 5 km south-east of the nest, on 6 August. In the days prior, . . . Complete story »


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