Wind farm trial run scheduled for this week

By Twm Owen in Local People

A TRIAL run of the delivery of parts to a Radnorshire wind farm is expected to take place this week.

Energy firm RES, which is developing the Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm between Felindre and Llanbadarn Fynydd, has warned businesses and residents along the route it intends holding a trial run on Friday, August 5.

It said timings of the trial run are dependent on police availability and other factors and is urging people to check its website a day before for the latest information.

The company said the run is intended to confirm roadworks along the A483, which have been ongoing over the past six months, are suitable and the turbine components can be delivered to site with minimal disruption.

It will also allow the police to finalise escorting arrangements for the delivery of the turbine parts - which will travel south from Liverpool, where they will arrive by sea, to the Garreg Lwyd Hill site from this September.

Last week lorries began delivering parts to Awel Newydd’s Tirgwynt wind farm in Montgomeryshire but RES said the trial run has been arranged specifically to test the turbine delivery route for the Garreg Lwyd site.

The full turbine delivery programme for RES’ Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm, which shares the same route as Tirgwynt Wind Farm through Wales until it splits at Welshpool, is anticipated to begin on September 12.

Updates can be found on the project website www.garreglwydhill.co.uk/turbine-deliveries/trial-run