Mynydd Lluest y Graig

A renewable energy project in Mid Wales.

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Vattenfall is exploring a renewable energy project at Mynydd Lluest y Graig in Mid Wales, with plans expected to include a wind farm, and options for other renewable technologies such as solar and storage.

The plans are at a very early stage and consultation will take place in Autumn 2022, with a chance for local people to get involved in developing the project. Vattenfall is keen to develop a project that benefits local farmers, the community and regional businesses, as well as helping to meet Wales’s net zero ambitions.

In the meantime, please register your interest in the project HERE 

Key facts

Renewable technologies being considered Wind, solar and storage
Electricity capacity Currently, 105 MW from wind
Number of homes per annum around 77,500*
Community funding Yes, and an opportunity for local ownership

*https://www.renewableuk.com/page/UKWEDExplained

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm, South Wales

Timeline

The plans are at a very early stage, and the timeline below is indicative only:

  • Autumn 2022 - informal consultation with the local community
  • Spring 2023 – statutory pre-application consultation
  • Autumn 2023 – submit a planning application to Planning & Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW)
  • 2024 – decision by Welsh Government Minister following examination by the Planning Inspector
  • Early 2030s – site could be operational

Previous plans for the site were shelved in 2013 following changes to planning policy in the UK.

Contact

Winter treess
Jonny Hewett
Project manager

See also

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