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Brechfa Forest Wind Farm Connection

Welcome to the Brechfa Forest Wind Farm Connection Project website.

 

Western Power Distribution (WPD) was asked by RWE Innogy UK Limited (Innogy) to provide a new electricity connection between the Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm and the existing electricity network.

On 6 October 2016, the Brechfa Forest Wind Farm Connection was granted consent by Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  The decision letter and associated supporting documentation have been published on the National Infrastructure Planning website.  For more information, please click here.

In these pages, you can find information about the early stages of the project, the consent process, the connection route and the associated interactive map

Thank you to everyone who took part in the local consultation during the four years of planning this project.  The feedback received had a significant influence on our final proposal.  Documents detailing our consultation strategy and the options that we considered during Stages 1, 2 and 3 can be found in the library.  

Construction, testing and commissioning update

The construction work for the electricity connection between the Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm and the existing electricity connection, near Llandyfaelog, is nearing completion.  In the next few weeks, we will be testing and carrying out commissioning work on the 132kV electricity line and as such, the line should now be treated as live electrical apparatus.

Safety is of paramount importance and we are committed to providing a safe and reliable electricity supply.  We are keen to work with everyone involved to ensure that those who use the land stay safe.  With this in mind, our dedicated Safety Team has issued a leaflet Avoidance of Danger from Electricity Overhead Lines and Underground Cables which is a very helpful and comprehensive guide, providing detailed information and advice on the potential dangers associated with working near any electricity connection. 

We would like to take this opportunity to say an ongoing thank you to everyone who took part in the local consultation during the four years of planning this project, and to extend our thanks and appreciation for your patience and understanding during the construction period and during the current testing and commissioning phase. 

Reinstatement work is currently underway and we anticipate that reinstatement and final commissioning of the electricity connection will be complete during spring 2018. 
 

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Brechfa Forest Connection

The Brechfa Forest Wind Farm Connection was granted consent by the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the 6th October 2016.