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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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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Ordnance Survey Mapping

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Aerial View

For over two years now we have been constructing the project. Around 80kms of new and upgraded tracks have been constructed, along with 76 turbine foundations and 27 wind turbines have now been installed. The landscape has changed dramatically and for this reason the Ordnance Survey maps for the area are out of date and inaccurate. Ordnance Survey are on the case with this and they plan to issue new mapping as soon as they can. When this happens we will let you know where you can find a copy.

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