Proposals

Proposals

Currently, our proposals for the Mynydd y Glyn Wind Farm include:

  • up to seven wind turbines with a maximum blade height of 180m
  • substation and transformer housing
  • temporary construction compound
  • temporary site offices
  • crane pads and cabling
  • access tracks
  • construction/ improvements for an access to site

It is estimated that the Wind Farm will generate up to 42MW of electricity, which is equivalent to providing enough power to meet the annual electricity needs of approximately 32,000 homes.

The Wind Farm will be designed with an operational life of 30 years, exporting renewable energy to the National Grid.

Pennant Walters has an accepted grid offer from Western Power Distribution for a 33kV connection at Upper Boat. The connection would comprise 1.5km of new line on wooden poles and a further 7.5km underground via ducting in the highway network.

We have submitted an Environmental Scoping Report to Planning and Environment Decisions Wales to establish the parameters for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which will accompany the application.  This report seeks to agree the scope of the studies needed with consultees including the Council. The Environmental Scoping Report can be viewed here.

We have already undertaken a number of environmental surveys that focussed on establishing a baseline of current ecological and ornithological conditions in and around the site. Initial results suggest that the site is a typical upland area, with some areas of habitat designated for their ecological importance.  These surveys are continuing in 2021/2022 and will form part of the EIA. A draft of the EIA will be available as part of the statutory consultation process in Spring 2022.

Early work undertaken also includes an initial assessment of noise, which indicated the site has the potential to accommodate a modern commercial wind farm. Further detailed studies will now be undertaken to establish the best locations for the turbines that will have minimal noise impacts on local residents and key receptors.

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