Welsh Council approves 9MW wind farm

A Welsh wind farm with a total capcaity of 9MW has been approved. Renewable Energy Generation (REG) received the green light from the Council of Rhondda Cynon Taf to build […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A Welsh wind farm with a total capcaity of 9MW has been approved.

Renewable Energy Generation (REG) received the green light from the Council of Rhondda Cynon Taf to build plans to build the 9MW wind farm.

The council’s decision is subject to a six-week legal challenge period, the company stated.

It added it is currently in discussions with DECC on the Abergorki Wind Farm’s eligibility for the proposed grace period under the Renewable Obligation regime.

Last month the UK Government confirmed it will scrap onshore wind subsidies from April 2016.

Andrew Whalley, REG Chief Executive Officer said: “Abergorki will be a significant addition to our portfolio as it is extremely well placed to harness the excellent wind resource in this part of South Wales. It is also gratifying to achieve a resolution to grant consent at local authority level, demonstrating that well-sited wind farms can offer benefits to local communities and attract strong local support.”

The company claims the wind farm is part of its strategy to increase its existing 111MW of operational renewable energy projects in the UK to 300MW within three years.