North Wales Wind Farms Connection
SP Manweb is currently developing proposals to connect a number of new wind farms in North Wales to the electricity distribution network.
North Wales has been identified as an important location for renewable energy generation. There are a number of developers who are proposing to build wind farms in the area and SP Manweb is working closely with them. The proposed wind farms are concentrated in and around Strategic Search Area A – one of the seven areas identified in the Welsh Government’s Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8: Planning for Renewable Energy as being relatively unconstrained and capable of accommodating large scale wind power developments.
SP Manweb has agreements in place with 4 of the wind farm developers to provide them with a connection to the electricity network. These are Clocaenog, Brenig, Nant Bach and Derwedd Bach. This will require a new substation to collect the power from the wind farms and a new 132,000 volt (132kV) connection to the existing electricity network at St Asaph.
Further information can be found on the project website.
Consultation Event Documents
- Route corridor options plan (5.3MB)
- Consultation feedback form (232kb)
- Consultation feedback form (Welsh language version) (216kb)
- Consultation boards (12MB)
- Consultation boards (Welsh translation) (249kb)