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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Over 600 visitors during construction

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Over the last two Summer periods we have hosted site visits to the wind farm for interested individuals to see the construction works with their own eyes. Over 600 visitors have taken us up on this offer, with some taking the chance twice over, firstly to see the turbine foundations in 2015 and secondly to see the turbine installations this Summer.

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