North Wales Wind Farms Connection
SP Manweb is extending the first stage of its consultation with local communities about proposals to connect a number of new wind farms in North Wales to the electricity grid.
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.
SP Manweb will be carrying out consultation with people living in the vicinity of the proposed development about options for connecting to the existing electricity network. The first consultation stage will involve consulting on strategic options for the connection and broad route corridor options. The outcomes from this first stage will determine the broad route corridor to be taken forward to identify preferred corridors within which defined route options will be considered. The consultation process and input from local communities will help to establish a preferred route, which will then be subject to further consultation.
This first stage of consultation has been extended following community feedback to include a further, all day event. Details for the event are:
- Monday 14th January: Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh – 10am-8pm
The consultation will run until 1st February 2013.
Consultation Event Documents
- Route corridor options plan (5.3MB)
- Consultation feedback form (232kb)
- Consultation feedback form (Welsh language version) (216kb)
- Consultation boards (12.7MB)
- Consultation boards (Welsh translation) (249kb)
For more information about the project, please contact us:
Freephone: 0800 021 7879