Vattenfall’s £400m south Wales wind farm hits full power


33202370660_10ba4e94af_zVattenfall’s 230MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in south Wales hit full power last night (Sunday 7 May), the Swedish utility reports.

The state-owned firm has stated its UK renewable portfolio will top 1GW by 2018 and earlier this month announced plans to sell its green power to the UK business market.

Vattenfall is also building a 22MW battery facility at the Pen y Cymoedd site, which it will use to provide grid balancing services, including enhanced frequency response for National Grid.

Will Wason, Vattenfall’s project director for the £400million Pen y Cymoedd development, said: “To get to this stage of the project safely and on schedule is obviously very important to Vattenfall and our contractors. I sincerely hope that full generation from Wales’s largest onshore wind farm, producing competitive, clean, predictable power from the valleys will mean a lot to Wales.”

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Swedish giant Vattenfall enters UK business energy supply market

Vattenfall plans 22MW battery storage facility at south Wales wind farm

National Grid procures superfast grid balancing services

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