Vattenfall has halted the development of its 11 turbine Nant Bach wind energy project in north Wales.
Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, has halted the development of its 11 turbine Nant Bach wind energy project in north Wales, after ten years in development and four years since gaining planning consent.
The developer said the 22 MW wind farm, with its 100 m high 2 MW turbines, ‘no longer fits into Vattenfall’s strategy of developing and operating the very best wind energy sites capable of delivering low cost, competitive green power that finds a route to market.’
Vattenfall’s Nant Bach project manager Jonny Hewett commented: "It’s obviously disappointing to have to stop the Nant Bach wind energy project after ten years of development. We have had local support and the region’s economy would have benefited from any investment but the reality is that Nant Bach was a scheme conceived ten years ago when energy policy encouraged the maturity of the new wind power industry. The market has moved on and left Nant Bach behind."
Vattenfall continues to develop a number of onshore wind farms in Wales and Scotland, including the 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd site in Wales.