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First power at biggest Welsh wind project

UK: Vattenfall's 228MW Pen y Cymoedd wind project in Wales has started generating electricity, with full commissioning expected by the end of this year.

Vattenfall's largest onshore development, the 228MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in Wales
Vattenfall's largest onshore development, the 228MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in Wales

It is the largest wind farm in Wales, bigger than any in England, and is also Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind project.

Full power will be generated by 76 Siemens SWT-3.0-101 direct-drive turbines with a tip height of 145 metres.

"Wales’ big ambitions for renewables send a strong signal to the green energy sector," said Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall’s head of business are wind.

"We hope to continue to build our renewables business alongside a growing and competitive Welsh energy supply chain."

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