Repowering a Welsh windfarm

ScottishPower Renewables and partner Eurus Energy are seeking to re-energise one of the UK’s oldest windfarms in Powys, mid-Wales.


ScottishPower Renewables and partner Eurus Energy, trading as CeltPower, are seeking to re-energise one of the UK’s oldest windfarms in Powys, mid-Wales, in a project that will treble the output of energy produced by the site – once the largest in Europe when it was originally built in 1992.


The proposed redevelopment of the existing Llandinam windfarm would include a significant reduction of turbines on the site from 103 to 42.


If ScottishPower is granted planning permission, the newly repowered windfarm would be capable of producing 96MW of energy – a rise from the current output of 31MW. As such, it will be capable of powering the equivalent of over 53,000 households.


Plans are also being made to ‘recycle’ the old turbines by offering them to developers of renewable energy projects elsewhere in the UK and eastern Europe.


CeltPower will be hosting a number of public information days in Llandinam and the surrounding areas during May to outline details of the proposed development.


Earlier this year, the Eurus Energy Group completed one of the largest wind farms in Japan, the Noheji Wind Farm at Noheji-machi, Kamikita-gun, Aomori Prefecture. The wind farm has a total output capacity of 50MW.