Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, said today it is stopping the development of the 11 turbine Nant Bach wind energy project in north Wales, after ten years in development and four years since gaining planning consent.
The developer said the 22MW wind farm, with turbines only 100 metres high, no longer fits into Vattenfall’s strategy of developing and operating the very best wind energy sites capable of delivering low cost, competitive green power that finds a route to market.
Jonny Hewett, Vattenfall’s project manager for the Nant Bach scheme, said: “It’s obviously disappointing to have to stop the Nant Bach wind energy project after ten years of development. We have had local support and the region’s economy would have benefited from any investment but the reality is that Nant Bach was a scheme conceived ten years ago when energy policy encouraged the maturity of the new wind power industry. The market has moved on and left Nant Bach behind.”
Vattenfall continues to develop a number of onshore wind farms in Wales and Scotland. More information about Vattenfall’s wind energy projects can be found here.