AN ANGLESEY windfarm could soon produce more electricy with fewer turbines.
E.ON and Eurus Energy UK Ltd Rhyd y Groes, Wales’ oldest wind farm, near Amlwch could be reduced from 24 turbines to 20.
Paul Hunt, E.On’s consents manager, said the partnership hoped to submit a planning application by next spring.
He added: “While it’s still early days we’re hoping to replace the current turbines with modern turbines capable of producing more energy.”
Rhyd-y-Groes, which became operational in 1992, has a maximum output of 7.2 MW, but new turbines could boost generation to 18MW.
Mr Hunt said: “We’re keen that the new proposed wind farm will play a positive role in the community and we’ll be working with residents and community groups to establish a community benefits fund to support local projects, decisions on how to best spend the fund would be made by local representatives.”
E.ON and Eurus Energy UK Ltd said public information days would be held early next year.
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