The people behind the project – Will Wason, Project Director

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Yesterday we were in the news as the project has achieved a major milestone – first power. It’s been a real team effort over the last few months to get to this point, and it means that we can now begin the process of commissioning the turbines ready for full operation, which we expect will be early next year. Here our Project Director, Will Wason tells us more about the team behind this achievement.

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PRESS RELEASE: Green energy sparks up at Wales’ largest onshore wind farm

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Onshore power boost to Wales’ renewable energy ambitions

Wales’ largest onshore wind farm has generated clean electricity for the first time this month, as the project moves towards full operation. The export of power to the national grid heralds one of the biggest boosts this decade to delivering Wales’ green energy targets.

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, is now looking forward to the completion of the 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project early next year.

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Apprenticeship leads to life-changing career opportunity in renewables

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Michael Leach from Pontypridd has benefitted from a life-changing career opportunity in an industry he truly believes in, thanks to the Welsh Government’s apprenticeship programme.

Michael, 31, is one of the first people to complete the new Level 3 Apprenticeship in Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance in Wales. This has meant overcoming significant challenges including returning to the classroom after many years and travelling long distances from home.

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