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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.


February 19, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Living in the shadow of a wind farm: The people surrounded by turbines which promised to lower bills, now terrified they could fall like trees

Straddling the border of Bridgend County and Rhondda Cynon Taf is a community with a rich history of harnessing energy. Back as far as the late 19th Century, Gilfach Goch and Evanstown – like much of the Welsh valleys – was known as a mining community. The Gilfach Goch Coillery employed boys and men through the village. Though the work was difficult and dangerous, residents recall a sense of pride in their past. But as we know, the mines would . . . Complete story »


February 19, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine collapse prompts concern among residents living near what would be the UK’s tallest wind farm

Residents living near the proposed site of what could be the UK’s tallest wind farm have expressed their concern after a turbine collapsed. A 300ft wind turbine at Pant Y Wal wind farm near Gilfach Goch collapsed on Monday February 14, leaving a number of residents living nearby the proposed Y Bryn wind farm on edge. The incident at Pant Y Wal is currently being investigated. If approved, Y Bryn would be situated on land between the Llynfi and Afan . . . Complete story »


February 16, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Massive wind turbine crashes to ground with horrifying thud amid ferocious gales

Residents have told how they heard a sound like “thunder” as a massive 300ft wind turbine collapsed in ferocious winds and split apart. The turbine, at a wind farm near Gilfach Goch, Bridgend, in South Wales broke apart in stormy weather on Monday morning. Photos taken at the Pant Y Wal wind farm show the huge turbine lying on the ground, separated from its base with its blades completely destroyed, reported WalesOnline. Local residents heard loud noises coming from the . . . Complete story »


February 16, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Huge 300ft tall turbine crashes to the ground at Welsh wind farm

A huge 300ft wind turbine collapsed at a wind farm near Gilfach Goch. Photos taken at the Pant Y Wal wind farm on Monday morning (February 14) show the huge turbine lying on the ground, separated from its base with its blades completely destroyed. The turbine is thought to have crashed to the ground in the early hours of Monday, with some local residents reporting hearing loud noises coming from the wind farm throughout the night. An investigation is now . . . Complete story »


February 15, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Villagers wake to horrific crash as 300ft wind turbine is blown over during storm in South Wales

Villagers were woken by a 300ft wind turbine crashing down on a Welsh mountainside – after it was blown over during storms which brought 50mph winds. The £20million turbine – double the height of Nelson’s Column – snapped apart and blades crumpled in raging wind. Families in the nearby village of Gilfach Goch, near Bridgend, South Wales, told how it sounded like ‘thunder and lightning’. It woke them at around 6.50am on Monday morning and echoed around the valley below. . . . Complete story »


February 15, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Villagers wake to horrific crash as 300FT wind turbine is blown over during storm in South Wales

Villagers were woken by a 300ft wind turbine crashing down on a Welsh mountainside – after it was blown over during storms which brought 50pmh winds. The £20million turbine – double the height of Nelson’s Column – snapped apart and blades crumpled in raging wind. Families in the nearby village of Gilfach Goch, near Bridgend, South Wales, told how it sounded like ‘thunder and lightning’. It woke them at around 6.50am on Monday morning and echoed around the valley below. . . . Complete story »


February 12, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

St Asaph: Concerns over RWE Renewables Awel y Mor wind farm

Concerns have been raised about plans for a proposed wind farm substation in St Asaph. RWE Renewables want to build 91 wind turbines off the coast between Llanfairfechan and Colwyn Bay, which will include online cables and a substation. The new substation is proposed for land to the west of St Asaph Business Park. The plans, though, are still at an early pre-application stage, and a full planning application is yet to be submitted to Denbighshire County Council. But at . . . Complete story »


February 1, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

‘Development of national significance’ for three wind turbines

A ‘development of national significance’ for three wind turbines in south Pembrokeshire is awaiting Welsh Government determination. An application for a three 4.3MW turbine wind farm on land near Valero, to the east of Rhoscrowther has been submitted by Keith McKinney for Rhoscrowther Wind Farm Limited and it is said to have the potential to generate enough energy to power around 9,900 homes. The three turbines will be up to 135m to tip hight and plans include access tracks, turbine . . . Complete story »


January 26, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines more than 440 feet high could be built in south Pembrokeshire

A ‘development of national significance’ for three wind turbines in south Pembrokeshire is awaiting Welsh Government determination. An application for a three 4.3MW turbine wind farm on land near Valero, to the east of Rhoscrowther has been submitted by Keith McKinney for Rhoscrowther Wind Farm Limited and it is said to have the potential to generate enough energy to power around 9,900 homes. The three turbines will be up to 135m to tip hight and plans include access tracks, turbine . . . Complete story »


December 21, 2021 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Awel y Môr offshore wind farm plans scaled back

Plans for a large offshore wind farm off the north Wales coast have been scaled back following local concerns. The proposed Awel y Môr wind farm has now been significantly reduced from 91 turbines to between 35 and 50. The move comes as a public consultation raised concerns about the visual impact. Developers RWE said they would present the reduced-size bid to the UK and Welsh governments in 2022. In October a Conwy Council committee rejected the original scheme, citing . . . Complete story »


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