Will Wason, Vattenfall’s Project Director, says:
“There is still some way to go but I’m pleased that Siemens and the team have safely erected the first of 76 wind turbines. As Wales’s largest onshore wind farm, Pen y Cymoedd will have a big impact on annual carbon emissions and help secure home grown energy.”
Each turbine is 145 metres tall with a 3 MW output, totalling 228 MW for the windfarm when it’s completed later this year or early 2017.
Charlie Lewis, Project Support Officer for the landowner, Natural Resources Wales, said:
“Natural Resources Wales and Vattenfall have worked closely together to ensure this renewable energy project on the NRW Managed Estate not only benefits the people and economy of Wales, but also has minimum impact on the environment.”
Pen y Cymoedd will produce 700 GWh per year, equivalent to the electricity demand of 140,000 UK households. Based on Government assessments of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of power produced in 2013, Pen y Cymoedd will prevent the emission of more than 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.