The Mid Wales Connection is all about connecting proposed wind farms in Powys to the national electricity network in Shropshire.
Mid Wales has been identified as an important location for onshore wind by the Welsh Government and, as a result, a number of generation companies are planning wind farms in the region.
Working closely with SP Manweb, the local electricity network operator, we have considered the most efficient way of connecting the wind farms to the national electricity network, for supply to homes and businesses.
We’d like to thank everyone who took part in our consultation, which closed in February 2015.
People’s feedback can influence our work and we’ll look carefully at all of the comments we’ve received to see if there are any changes we can make to improve our proposals.
A variety of themes were raised, including visual effects on the landscape, pylon choice and tourism and business. We’re looking at the effects that our work could have on these factors, and many others.
Many people have also asked why we’re continuing with our work while the wind farm inquiry is ongoing. You can find more information on this and other frequently asked questions on our Q&A page.