ABOUT THE PROJECT
RES is currently consulting on its plans for a proposed wind farm & energy storage project located within the wards of Blaengarw and Nant-y-Moel in Bridgend, whilst neighbouring the wards of Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cyon Taff.
In recent months we have been refining our design and we are now proposing a 7 turbine site. It is anticipated that the site would be capable of generating approximately 24 megawatts (MW) of clean, green and renewable electricity - enough to power approximately 21,000 homes, equivalent to the annual consumption of 33% of the households in Bridgend.
We are currently refining the design of the site and will continue to engage and consult with the relevant statutory bodies, organisations and local community on the proposal.
The results of the site investigations, environmental surveys and feedback received through our consultation process will be used to inform the detailed design of the proposed wind farm and will be reported in the Environmental Statement which will form part of any planning application that is submitted.
We expect that a planning will be submitted to the Welsh Planning Inspectorate in the autumn (2020).
* The homes equivalent figure has been calculated by taking the predicted annual electricity generation of the site (based on RES studies Upper Ogmore has a predicted capacity factor of 40%) and dividing this by the annual average electricity consumption figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 2018 (3,781 kWh).