Clocaenog Forest onshore wind farm

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Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Community Investment Fund Survey
Fferm Wynt Coedwig Clocaenog Arolwg y Gronfa Buddsoddi Cymunedol

We have created an online survey, which can be found HERE which will provide you with the chance to have your say on how the fund, which will be worth up to £768,000 per year, will be managed. 

Rydym wedi creu arolwg ar-lein sydd ar gael YMA ac mae’n gyfle i chi leisio eich barn ar sut bydd y gronfa, a fydd yn werth hyd at £768,000 y flwyddyn, yn cael ei gweithredu.

In North Wales, innogy has now commenced the construction of Clocaenog Forest onshore wind farm. In total, 27 turbines will be erected within the working forest, managed by Natural Resources Wales and located near Denbigh. This site was specifically designated by the Welsh Assembly Government in its Technical Advice Note 8 as suitable for a large scale development of renewable energy. More information on this can be found here: TAN 8 website

Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm will have an installed capacity of up to 96 megawatts – enough renewable energy for the equivalent domestic needs of up to 63,8001 average UK households per year. 
Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm is a potential £120 million renewable energy project and construction could present significant opportunities for the local supply chain. 

We have engaged with local businesses through events like our supplier day and Business Breakfast in Llandudno’s Venue Cymru. We have hosted two Supply Chain Information events for local businesses to find out more about the potential opportunities. A copy of the slides from our latest event held in September 2017 can be downloaded from the “Useful documents” section below.

Working with our procurement teams we’ve encouraged North Wales companies to pre-qualify for our tender list, so they’re kept up to speed with opportunities as and when they emerge.

Once fully operational, the community investment fund of up to £768,0002 a year will also be made available, subject to the final installed capacity of the project. To read more about the community funding, read our flyer click here for the English version or click here for the Welsh version.

A range of preparatory works have been completed on site and construction is scheduled to start in 2018. We expect the construction will take around 18-24 months and we aim to work with local businesses where possible.

Project name Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm
Location Clocaenog Forest north Wales
Wind turbines 27
Total height to tip of blade 145 metres to blade tip
Scheduled start of construction 2018

Construction Timetable

Mobilisation on site Late Mar 2018
Turbine foundation pours Commence Jul 2018
Turbine Component deliveries commence Jan 2019
First turbine erection Apr 2019
Main civil construction ends Apr 2019

Community Investment Fund

Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm will deliver a community investment fund of up to £768,000 per annum, index linked, that will become available once the wind farm is fully operational which is expected to be late 2019. This means a total investment of more than £19 million over the lifetime of the wind farm. 

At this point no final decisions have been made about how the Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Community Investment fund will operate or the exact geographical area that will benefit. You can have your say on these matters and more by taking part in our online survey which can be found HERE.

We will be hosting drop-in sessions to provide the opportunity to ask any fund related questions in person;

Denbigh Town Hall – Monday 12th November 2018 between 4pm and 7pm 
Cerrigydrudion Community Centre - Tuesday 13th November 2018 between 4pm and 7pm

Construction Blog

Press Releases

Public Access

Clocaenog Forest will remain open during construction, however sections of the forest will be subject to formal closures, and restrictions to public access will apply for health and safety reasons.

The area of the forest where construction will be taking place, and the open public right of ways are shown in the map below.

Download map 

Keeping up to date

If you would like to find out more about the project, please contact us directly:

Useful documents

Clocaenog Business Breakfast Presentation

Community Funding Information Sheet

Community Funding Information Sheet (Welsh Version)

A development strategy for the Hiraethog area

Footnote

(1)Energy predicted to be generated by the proposal is derived using wind speeds monitored in the local area and correlating to longer term historical weather data using meteorological models seeded with data obtained from satellite, surface-based and airborne measurement systems. The calculations are based on an installed capacity of  96MW.  
Equivalent homes supplied is based on an annual electricity consumption per home of 4100 kWh. This figure is supported by recent domestic electricity consumption data available from The Digest of UK Energy Statistics and household figures from the UK National Statistics Authority.

(2)The total amount in the fund will be subject to the final installed capacity of the wind farm.

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