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Nant Bach wind energy project

Nant Bach is an 11 turbine consented wind farm site in Conwy, North Wales. The site is within one of seven Strategic Search Areas (SSAs) designated by the Welsh Government for the development of large scale wind energy projects.

 Illustration of Nant Bach wind farmThe illustration above is shown here for illustrative purposes only.

The project was received formal planning release in July 2011. We recognise the importance of communicating and discussing our construction plans with the local community and always seeks to ensure that up to date and useful information is readily available on our projects throughout every phase.

What does the project offer to the area?

Contributing to the local economy

High priority is always given to ensuring that we look to maximise the benefits of the project to the local economy throughout development, construction and operation.

During the planning phase, the key information and technical research for the project was completed by Dulas, a Welsh company based in Machynlleth. We expect this to continue through the next stages of Nant Bach wind energy project.

Contributing to the local community

Vattenfall is committed to providing a community benefit fund to the communities hosting the Nant Bach Wind Farm.
As the project progresses we will look to continue dialogue on the principles and practicalities of establishing the community benefit fund so that the best and most appropriate fund is developed to meet the needs of the local community.

Contributing to the local environment

Nant Bach will make a vital contribution to the Welsh Government’s aspirations for Wales to become self-sufficient in renewable energy by 2050. As well as contributing to Wales’ renewable energy targets, the project will make a valuable contribution to the biodiversity of the area.

Working with local farmers, the project will enable an independent group of experts to restore and manage important, ecologically valuable areas of wetland and upland heath to increase their biodiversity.

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Updated:
2013-11-21
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