Plans Submitted for Twyn Hywel Energy Park in Wales

Twyn Hywel Energy Park Location

Bute Energy, a renewable energy developer, have this week submitted plans for a new energy park in Wales that will house 14 wind turbines. In total, they will generate up to 92.4MW of energy. Situated on the border of Caerphilly County Borough Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, the park will facilitate both local jobs as well as supply the area with clean, renewable energy.

On top of this, the Twyn Hywel Energy Park will also be providing an annual Community Benefit Fund in the region of £693,000. Across the 45-year operational life of the park, this will equal over £30M in total.

Despite not being the main operation of the site, the Community Benefit Fund will provide local groups charities and services with essential funding over the years. This will allow local people and organisations to benefit from collaborative work and a stream of resources across the years.

On top of the clean energy and local funds, the park will also facilitate improvements to local wildlife and habitats. The project will be committed to a 30% biodiversity net benefit on the site – this will include hedgerow planting and restoration of degraded bog habitats.

Project Manager of the Twyn Hywel Energy Park, Matthew Haughton, commented on the plans, “We’re pleased to have submitted our planning application for the Twyn Hywel Energy Park, which will generate enough clean, green energy to power the equivalent of 81,000 households a year and help displace approximately 5.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent to taking all cars off the road in Caerphilly County Borough Council each year.”

He goes on to add, “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.”

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