PRESS RELEASE: Energy firm ‘in Wales to grow’, as new wind farm blows in jobs boost

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Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project officially opened by First Minister and CEO
Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened today [28/9/2017] by the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.

Vattenfall revealed a major boost for the Welsh economy at the inauguration. The Swedish energy group said that 52% of its £400mn investment to build the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has gone to businesses in Wales, securing work for more than 1,000 workers in Wales over the past three years.

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Pen y Cymoedd Festival Opening Celebration Postponed

Ops Team

We recently wrote to you regarding the Pen y Cymoedd Festival Opening Celebration due to take place on 30th September. We have made the decision to postpone the event until next year due to ongoing construction works onsite. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you onsite next year and will confirm the date as soon as we can.

Don’t forget that there are many walking and mountain bike trails onsite for you to enjoy over the Summer period should you wish to experience the wind farm at your own accord. The area has changed significantly over the last three years due to the new infrastructure so please download this Site Map to take with you. If you would like a paper copy please email us with your address and we will post one out to you.

Wales climate change boost as new wind farm hits full power

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Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is Wales’s largest onshore wind farm 

Wales’s largest onshore wind farm started operating at full power for the first time late on Sunday (7 May, 2017), 38 months after construction started in the upper Rhondda, Cynon and Afan valleys.

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