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RES is today (29.11.2017) displaying its proposals for an eight-turbine wind farm and an accompanying energy storage project in Cwmparc and Blaengarw to get community feedback on their plans.

The proposed Upper Ogmore Wind Farm and energy storage project is located between Abergwynfi, Blaengarw and Nant-y-moel, in Bridgend County. Based on the current layout, RES estimates the wind farm could be capable of generating enough clean, green and renewable electricity for approximately 21,000 homes, equivalent to the annual consumption of 33% of the households in Bridgend County*. Additionally, RES estimate that approximately £2.2 million would be spent within the Welsh economy during construction and the first year of operation, if consented.

The material on display includes maps showing the proposed layout as well as photomontages providing impressions of what the wind farm would look like from a number of key locations in the surrounding area. There is also information on how RES would access the site as well as questionnaires to collect feedback from attendees.

Chris Jackson, RES’ Senior Development Principal, said: “We are in the early stages of designing this site so it is a great time for the community to give us their feedback. The comments that we receive will help to refine our proposals which will form part of our planning application to The Planning Inspectorate”.

“Onshore wind is now the cheapest form of any new generation bar none and Upper Ogmore if approved, would play an important part in helping to make the important transition to a low-cost, low-carbon future for Wales.”

RES will be further refining their design over the coming months and expect to submit a full planning application in 2018.