Filed under: Environment, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy | Tags: Aberdare, Department for Energy and Climate Change, Neath, Nuon Renewables, Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project, Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, wind farm
The Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy project will be built on land which is currently owned by the Welsh Assembly Government between Aberdare and Neath and to the north of Maerdy, Treorchy and Glyncorrwg.
After extensive public consultation there have been some amendments to the initial proposals. Originally there were to be 112 turbines in total, yet this has been reduced to 84. Also some of the turbines have been sited in alternative locations to better suit the landscape and surrounding views.
Each turbine will measure 145 metres, and if developed the developers say the array could generate enough power to meet between 22 and 33% of electricity demand in the Rhondda Cynon Taf and Neath/Port Talbot area.
For photomontage views of what the wind farm will look like from around the area, check out this map.
For more information visit the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy project’s website.
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