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Ffynnon Oer

United Kingdom

Ffynnon Oer Wind Farm is located between the Afan and Neath Valleys in South Wales, approximately 10km east of the town of Neath, in the County of Mid Glamorgan.


Installed Capacity

32MW

No. of turbines

16

Turbine type

Senvion MM70

Hub height

58m

Blade length

34m

Expected P50 energy yield

59.4GWh

Annual house-hold power equivalent

27,764 homes*

The 16 turbines are situated on a hill top site which is around 400m above sea level. There’s also a lot of evidence in the area of former mine workings.

Following a planning application in November 2002, consent for the project was granted in May 2003. The wind farm was then built in 2006 by REPOWER (now Senvion) and is currently operated by Senvion under a warranty operation and maintenance agreement.

Ffynnon Oer’s 16 turbines are rated at 2MW and have the capacity to generate 32 megawatts of power – enough to supply 27,764 homes* with electricity – that’s the equivalent of almost a third of the households in the Neath Port Talbot local authority area.

Benefiting local communities

Ffynnon Oer Wind Farm’s community benefit fund has helped a wide variety of local groups and organisations. Recent projects have included support for Abergarwed Allotment Society to replace fences and a gate and helping Resolven Community Events to put on a Christmas Fayre and Summer Carnival.

The fund also purchased green maintenance equipment for Resolven Community Bowling Association as well as providing new play resources for Resolven Building Blocks.

Any questions relating to this wind farm should be directed to: windfarms@ventientenergy.com

*Based on the Installed Capacity x Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) "all wind" load factor expressed as a fraction of 1^ x number of hours in a year (8,760 hours) / Average Annual Domestic Electricity Consumption (MWh)^^

^DESNZ's long-term average (5-years, 2018-2022) load factor for "all wind" (32.08%) expressed as a fraction of 1 (0.3208). Source for capacity factors is Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) published annually by DESNZ.

^^Annual GB Average Domestic Consumption Values from DESNZ (3,239kWh).

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