Bute Energy submits application for 92MW wind farm in Wales

Welsh renewable energy developer Bute Energy has submitted an application for up to 14 wind turbines at the Twyn Hywel Energy Park, on the border of Caerphilly County Borough Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
The Twyn Hywel Energy Park, which will total 92.4MW, is a Development of National Significance. It will provide an annual Community Benefit Fund totalling more than £30 million over the operational life of the project, which is up to 45 years. It is linked to the
Matthew Haughton, Project Manager for the Twyn Hywel Energy Park, said:
“The design of the Energy Park has evolved through constructive feedback from the local community and other stakeholders, that has seen a reduction in the number of turbines, and a change in location of some of the turbines, to reduce the impact on nearby communities.”
The majority of the proposed Energy Park site sits within a pre-assessed area for large-scale onshore wind energy according to the Welsh Government’s National Development Framework, Future Wales: The National Plan 2040. As the proposed Twyn Hywel Energy Park will generate more than 10MW, it is classed as a Development of National Significance. This means that Bute Energy has applied to Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW), which will make a recommendation to Welsh Ministers, on whether or not to grant planning permission.

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