Vattenfall eyes hybrid wind, solar and storage development in Mid Wales

Jun 21, 2022 04:16 PM ET
  • Vattenfall is considering the development of a renewable resource scheme at Mynydd Lluest y Graig in Mid Wales.
Vattenfall eyes hybrid wind, solar and storage development in Mid Wales
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The Swedish multinational is thinking about a range of technologies for the site, including solar panels, energy storage as well as wind turbine options.

Plans for the site in north Powys between the villages of Talerddig and Llanerfyl were previously shelved in 2013 due to governing changes in Britain, yet provided technological advancements the business has made a decision to consider the site afresh.

Strategies go to an early stage still, with Vattenfall readied to send info to the local community welcoming their feedback later on this year as it starts to assemble a much more thorough design for the project.

" We're looking forward to talking to the regional community regarding this renewable energy scheme as well as seeing what the full potential of the project could be," said Jonathan Hewett, Vattenfall's project manager for the scheme.

" The quantity of financial investment intended with this scheme could be transformative-- sustaining communities at a grass roots level to decrease their energy costs, invest in the neighborhood economy over the long term as well as build a genuine benefit from holding the project."

If the site is developed, the neighborhood advantage fund might equate to give around ₤ 500,000 of moneying to the location annually, the firm noted. It will certainly likewise evaluate ways to lower expenses and also develop long-term work in your area.

Whilst Vattenfall has actually been quiet in the UK's solar and storage industry over the last few years, it was one of the first to create hybrid renewable energy projects in the country, consisting of the 4.99 MW Parc Cynog Solar Farm in Carmarthenshire where it added solar power to among its existing onshore wind farms in 2016.

As part of Wales's net zero by 2050 target, it is aiming to create 70% of its electricity consumption from renewable resource by 2030.

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