Taff Ely

Taff Ely Wind Farm is one of the first generation of wind farms to be built in the UK.

It’s located near Bridgend in South Wales, approximately 2km south of the village of Black Mill and 3km west of Tonyrefail. It was constructed in 1993 and was originally owned by Eastern Electric. It was then purchased by National Wind Power in 1998.

The turbines were manufactured by Nordtank Energy AS who were taken over by NEG Micon who then maintained the site until RWE npower renewables took it over in 1999. Taff Ely became part of the Beaufort Wind portfolio in 2004 which, in turn, became part of Ventient Energy.

Taff Ely’s 20 turbines are rated at 450kW, giving the site an installed capacity of 9MW which has the potential to supply 4,399 homes* with electricity.

Simon Ling

Asset Manager

Vital Statistics

  • Installed capacity: 9MW
  • Number of turbines: 20
  • Turbine type: Vestas / Nordtank NTK450 (450kW)
  • Hub height: 35m
  • Blade length: 17m
  • Expected P50 energy yield: 18.1GWh
  • Annual house-hold power equivalent: 4,399 homes*

*Based on an average energy yield and assumed annual household usage of 4,115 kWh per year^ = 4,399 homes.

^Typical Domestic Consumption Values from Ofgem. Electricity: Profile Class 2 Medium 4.2MWh