renewable Welsh energy
The delivery of reliable, renewable energy in Wales is a high priority. Further to the UK Government ambition to achieve ‘Net Zero’ by 2050, Welsh Government currently has targets to deliver 70% of Welsh electricity consumption via renewable means by 2030. Of this, the aspiration is to have at least 1GW within community ownership.
Through delivering Y Bryn onshore wind farm, we hope to provide a significant contribution towards these targets.
With advances in turbine technology the project is able to deliver substantial environmental benefits from an ever-smaller footprint, by offsetting CO2 emitted by electricity produced from fossil fuels.
Onshore wind energy is now the cheapest form of new power generation in the UK, and consequently can contribute to controlling consumers energy bills into the future.
Security of Supply
The wind is a stable renewable resource, which is not subject to the supply issues of imported electricity. Furthermore, with the potential inclusion of new energy storage technology, the scheme may also be able to provide grid stabilisation services to the National Grid, ensuring that communities and businesses across the region continue to receive a stable capacity, frequency and voltage of supply.