A new wind farm in Wales has been approved by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and could provide local residents with cheap energy as a result.
Energy minister Charles Hendry announced he has given his consent to developer Vattenfall for the Pen Y Cymoedd project, which is a 299MW wind farm set to be located between Neath and Aberdare in south Wales.
Some 76 turbines are to be installed at the site, giving it the highest generating capacity of any onshore wind farm in England and Wales.
Vattenfall claims that the electricity generated from the site is going to be enough to provide energy to as many as 206,000 local homes.
"Onshore wind plays an important role in enhancing our energy security. It is the cheapest form of renewable energy and reduces our reliance on foreign fuel," Mr Hendry said.
RenewableUK recently quelled the fears of the Campaign to Protect Rural England by insisting the number of new installations planned for England is under a sixth of the claimed 12,000 units.
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