Former wind farm

Wern Ddu wind farm

Project location

This four-turbine site in North Wales is built between Gwyddelwern and Ruthin – one of seven strategic areas identified by the Welsh Assembly Government as being suited to this kind of development. 

 

Project summary

Thrive Renewables invested in building this four-turbine site in North Wales in 2009 and operated it until February 2019. The wind farm, which has now been sold, generates enough renewable electricity for over 5,800 homes each year.


Wern Ddu is situated between Gwyddelwern and Ruthin – one of seven strategic areas identified by the Welsh Assembly Government as being suited to this kind of development. The project contributes up to £9,000 every year to fund local initiatives. Over the years these have included improvements to make community buildings more accessible, children’s playground equipment, youth sports team kits, maintenance of a mobile kitchen facility and installation of potentially life-saving defibrillators in remote locations.

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Key stats

Turbines Enercon E70
Number of turbines 4
Maximum tip height 92.5
Site capacity 9.2 MW
Operational since 2009
Annual forecast output 23.4 GWh
UK homes equivalent 5,858

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