The Mid Wales Connection is all about connecting proposed wind farms in Powys to the national electricity network in Shropshire.
In September 2015 DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
announced the outcome of the inquiry into five proposed wind farms in
Mid Wales – four of them would have used our proposed connection. DECC
refused planning consent for all four and we understand that some of
these are appealing the decision.
There are also other wind farms looking to connect in Mid Wales. We
are working with SP Manweb to take a look at all of the proposed wind
generation in Mid Wales and the work that is needed to deliver the
energy from the wind farms to homes and businesses.
While decisions and discussions are ongoing, we’ve suspended our
work on the project. We realise people will want to know as soon as
possible exactly what this means for the Mid Wales Connection project
and we’ll update local people as quickly as we can once we know the
implications on our proposals.
If it’s established National Grid’s connection is not needed, we would not progress with our plans.