19 January 2023
First stage of Pen y Fan Local Energy Centre completed as wind power goes live
The installation of EWT’s DW 58 wind turbine completes the first stage of Infinite’s Local Energy Centre (LEC) for Pen y Fan Industrial Estate, Newport, South Wales. 75m tall in tip height, the 1MW machine is expected to generate 2,678 MW annually to supply power to a local farm business and in the future, will benefit the Pen Y Fan industrial estate community via a sleeving contract.
Andrew Crossman, Director Infinite, said, “Infinite recognises the importance of engaging with the local community. We are working on integrating other technologies into the Pen y Fan LEC to support the carbon reduction of local businesses. I am confident that the excellent energy yield of one of EWT’s most reliable turbines will maximise the energy benefits to the community”.
This is one of six Local Energy Centres in south Wales, funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Albion Capital as part of the Generation Storage Consumption Supply Project.