Work on UK’s biggest onshore windfarm to begin next year

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Construction of one of Britain’s biggest windfarms will begin next year, energy bosses have confirmed.

Swedish firm Vattenfall says its Pen y Cymoedd windfarm in south Wales will have a 25-year life span and contribute £45m to the local economy.

The biggest onshore windfarm in England and Wales will be built between Neath and Aberdare with 76 turbines.

The energy secretary, Ed Davey, said Pen y Cymoedd will be a boost for the economy as well as the environment.

“It will attract billions in investment into the UK and support hundreds of skilled green jobs while providing homes with clean energy,” he said.

“Offshore and onshore wind is an important contributor to our energy mix.

via Work on UK’s biggest onshore windfarm to begin next year | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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