RES wins Welsh wind marathon
30MW Garreg Lwyd project in Powys will feature 1.8MW hardware
The Welsh government has given the green light to RES’s 17-turbine Garreg Lwyd wind farm in Powys following a seven-year planning run.
Minister for natural resources Carl Sargeant cleared the way for the 30MW project following an appeal heard by the Planning Inspectorate.
The project in Radnorshire will feature tip heights of 126.5 metres and hardware of around 1.8MW.
Development manager Chris Jackson said: “We are simply delighted. RES has maintained a consistent belief that this is a great project in a great location.
"After years of hard work and subsequent delay through the planning system, we are so pleased that Welsh government’s final decision upholds the designation it gave to this area as being suitable for wind energy generation.”
RES said the project could deliver local economic benefits in excess of £4.5m through local contract awards and employment up to the first year of operation. Community benefit will total £153,000 per annum.
Image: RES's operational Kelburn wind farm in Scotland (RES)