Project Proposals

Green Gen: Towy Teifi Pylon Line

Green GEN Cymru proposes a 132kV overhead pylon line to connect Lan Fawr Energy Park to a new National Grid substation in Llandyfaelog, south of Carmarthen. The route spans over 52 km and comprises 5 sections, with sections 1 in Ceredigion and 2 to 5 in Carmarthenshire.

  • Section 1: Lan Fawr to Lampeter
  • Section 2: Lampeter to Llanllwni
  • Section 3: Llanllwni to Alltwalis
  • Section 4: Alltwalis to Rhydargaeu
  • Section 5 Rhydargaeu to Llandyfaelog

The company intends to use steel lattice pylons with a standard height of 27 meters, the smallest pylons available to carry the amount of power that will be generated.

  • The phase one consultation on the Towy Teifi connection closed in March 2024.
  • The next round of consultations, currently scheduled for 2025, will provide updated information on the proposals.

Lan Fawr Energy Park

Bute Energy proposes up to 40 Wind turbines, each 230m (750ft) high, above Llanfair Clydogau and Cellan. Their website states that the initial consultation and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping are scheduled for Summer/Autumn 2024.

Along with these nearby associated energy parks:

  • Waun Maenllwyd Energy Hub Belltown Power project (up to 6 Turbines) proposed above Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion.
  • Bryn Cadwgan Galileo project (up to 25 turbines) proposed above Ffarmers, Carmarthenshire.

This amounts to an imposing group of up to 71 turbines, each approximately 230m high, which will tower over the Teifi Valley, posing a significant threat to the environment, the economy, and the countryside. These structures will dominate the landscape, their presence visible for miles.

All of these projects are classified as Developments of National Significance (DNS). This means that while Ceredigion County Council is required to submit a Local Impact Report, it is not part of the decision-making process. Instead, the planning applications for all the above will be submitted to Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW) for examination by an inspector before a Welsh minister makes the final decision. It is a fast-track process.

The photos below give an indication of the scale of the turbines: