Clocaenog Forest onshore wind farm

Wind energy from North Wales

A picture of a turbine in Wales

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.

The community investment fund of up to £768,000 a year will also be made available.

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. 
A consultation period was held for the fund, where a survey was made available giving local residents an opportunity to have their say on how the fund will operate. We were delighted to see how many local people engaged in the process.  The consultation period has now closed and we have analysed the results. A summary of the results can be found here: 

Clocaenog summary results [English Version]  

Clocaenog summary results [Welsh Version]
We have created the Area of Benefit Map following careful consideration of the consultation results and additional feedback, you can view the map here: Area of Benefit Map
A full explanation of the funding zones can be found in the results summary.

innogy have now appointed Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) as fund administrators.

CVSC  is a local charity with extensive grant making experience and a proven track record of supporting local communities. Their first task will be to recruit a volunteer panel of local representatives who will play a critical role in finalising the criteria and structure of the fund, making decisions about funding applications and shaping the future direction of the fund.

innogy would urge anyone with an interest in getting involved in the fund panel to consider making an application. CVSC are looking for people with all sorts of backgrounds and experiences who share their passion and enthusiasm to maximise the impact of this exciting fund and build a long-term legacy for the area. You can find more details and the application form here: 


If you have further questions about the fund please contact:


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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


(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.

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