Britain Announces Plans to Build Wind Farm

June 02, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

The British government has granted approval to build what will be the country's largest wind farm with the capability to generate electricity for 40,000 homes. The 35-million pound (US$51.0 million) development at Cefn Croes, Wales, will have 39 three-bladed, wind-powered turbines, with a working life of up to 30 years. Work on the wind farm will begin this summer and will take more than a year to complete.

Energy Minister Brian Wilson said he granted approval for the farm in the Cambrian mountains after a "thorough consideration" of representations both for and against the project.