ScottishPower Renewables and partner Eurus Energy, trading as CeltPower Ltd, are seeking to re-energise one of the UK’s oldest windfarms in Powys, mid-Wales, in a project that will treble the output of clean, green energy produced by the site - once the largest in Europe when it was originally built in 1992.
A Section 36 Planning Application for the redevelopment of the existing Llandinam windfarm has been submitted today (8th May) by CeltPower, a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Eurus Energy, which includes a significant reduction of turbines on the site from 103 to 42.
The newly repowered windfarm will be capable of producing 96MW of clean green energy – a rise from the current output of 31MW – and will be able to power the equivalent of over 53,000 households.
The proposed turbines for the repowering of Llandinam Windfarm will have a tip height of 122m. Plans are also being made to recycle the old turbines by offering them to developers of renewable energy projects elsewhere in the UK and across to eastern Europe.
The layout of the new site has been shaped following consultation with a number of key stakeholders and is designed to minimise landscape and visual effects whilst also minimising impact to birds and other wildlife.
David Walker, Project Director said: “This is an important milestone in the development of renewable energy in the UK. The redevelopment of Llandinam will see the replanting of one of this country’s first wind farms, which at the time was the largest in Europe.
“We aim to fully utilise the huge improvements in turbine technology over the last 15 years and realise the full potential of renewable energy from this excellent site - while reducing the number of turbines.
“We are delighted that the planning application has now been submitted and we hope that Llandinam’s association with renewable energy will continue for many years to come.
CeltPower will be hosting a number of public information days in Llandinam and the surrounding areas during May to outline details of the proposed development.
Notes to Editors:
Public information days will take place on the following dates and locations:
Mon 12 May: Llidiartywaun Community Centre: 2pm - 7pm
Tues 13 May: Bear Lanes Shopping Centre, Newtown: 10am - 4pm
Wed 14 May: Llandinam Village Hall 2pm - 7pm
Thur 15 May: Dolfor Community Centre 2pm - 7pm
Members of the project team will be on-hand to answer questions.
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