I would like to take the opportunity to thank the local communities along the delivery route for their patience during the wind turbine component delivery period. It has been a significant challenge to erect the turbines through the winter but the challenges have demonstrated what a perfect site Mynydd y Gwair is for a wind farm!
12 turbines are now fully commissioned and generating with the next one due any day now!
Our next major milestone will be to get all 16 turbines up and generating renewable energy to the grid. At which point our much awaited Community Benefit Fund, worth in the region of £6M also becomes available. This is being administered independently from innogy by SCVS and we are excited to see the impact it will have locally.
During the next month or so we will reinstate the two splitter islands on the Penllegaer roundabout and we will undertake final top-soiling and seeding around the turbines.
UPDATE TO YOUR MOBILE
We have set up a text messaging service to keep you informed of what we are doing. This provides a fast and efficient way of keeping you updated with key construction activities, deliveries and information on our community benefit fund. If you would like to be contacted in this way please rgegister your mobile telephone number by texting your name and the acronym: MyGWF to 88882 or email us with your details.
Community Liaison Group
As part of the development, innogy established a Community Liaison Group which has met regularly since November 2016 and will continue to meet regularly throughout the construction period, until the turbines are operational, probably towards the end of 2018.
The Community Liaison Group is an information exchange, giving innogy the opportunity to update members on progress, share construction plans, and providing other representatives with a forum in which to raise questions.
The four community councils most affected by the development have nominated representatives, as have the West Glamorgan Commoners Association, South Wales Police, Dawnus, and the planning and highways departments of Swansea City Council.
The representatives nominated by each community council, and the representative of the West Glamorgan Commoners’ Association, are:
- Mawr Community Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pontarddulais Town and Community Council: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Penllergaer Community Council: email@example.com
- Pontlliw and Tircoed Community Council: Paul Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Glamorgan Commoners’ Association: email@example.com
If you want any further information on the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm, or have any queries or concerns, or simply want to make a comment, please contact us via:
- Telephone: 0800 0727604
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @innogy_uk