Scots firm scraps wind farm in Wales

ScottishPower’s renewables business is pulling plans for a wind farm in Wales because it is no longer “financially viable”. The company had been working on the proposal for Dyfnant Forest wind farm in northern Powys since 2008. […]

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By Taryn Nixon

ScottishPower’s renewables business is pulling plans for a wind farm in Wales because it is no longer “financially viable”.

The company had been working on the proposal for Dyfnant Forest wind farm in northern Powys since 2008.

Simon Christian, UK Managing Director of Scottish Power Renewables said: “Unfortunately, with anticipated lengthy planning processes and major grid modernisation required, we are not confident the project can be delivered in a time frame that would make it financially viable for us.”

They will focus their wind efforts on a current project in Wales.

Mr Christian added: “We are currently seeking to replace our turbines at Llandinam in mid-Wales and we await a planning decision following a lengthy public inquiry.”