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Gaerwen Wind Farm

Project History

RWE’s proposed Gaerwen Wind Farm site is located south-west of Corwen and north-east of Bala. The proposed development straddles the boundary between Denbighshire County Council and Cyngor Gwynedd.

Since 2020, we’ve carried out assessments at the site, held discussions with interested parties, conducted an informal public consultation and gathered a huge amount of valuable information.

RWE’s proposed Gaerwen Wind Farm has a planned capacity of up to 59 MW.  If approved this will include nine turbines, two with a tip height of up to 200m and seven of up to 180m, battery storage potential is also being explored. Depending on the final turbine selected, the potential electricity generated would be the equivalent to the needs of up to 48,000* homes in Wales.

Over the period 10 July 2024 to 4 September 2024 we are now undertaking the statutory Pre-application Consultation (PAC) required as part of the Development of National Significance (DNS) planning process. 

Status: In development

Facts & figures

Up to 00 MW

Installed capacity

Up to 00

wind turbines

00 m

Maximum height to blade tip

Two 200m max. height/Seven 180m max. height

Pre-application Consultation

The Pre-application Consultation period is now open. Running from the 10 July 2024 to 4 September 2024.

This statutory Pre-application Consultation (PAC) is a requirement as part of the Development of National Significance (DNS) planning process. This follows an informal consultation held in 2022, after which the project design has been refined with the benefit of extensive survey data covering ecology, ornithology, hydrology, noise and visual impacts, as well as wind measurements.

The project team alongside representatives from Community Energy Wales will be at in-person events in Cynwyd (18 July 2024), Llandderfel (19 July 2024) and Llandrillo (17 August 2024), to answer questions in detail on different aspects of the proposals.

An online exhibition, key Draft Environment Statement documents, and an online feedback form are available through the link below.


Virtual Exhibition

Visit our virtual exhibition to view information about the project, watch the project manager’s video, view maps, photomontages, 3D computer visualisations, and complete a feedback form.


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Project team

* The equivalent homes supplied figure is based on an annual mean domestic electricity consumption of 3,125 kWh per household in Wales from the latest statistics from Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Subnational Electricity Consumption, Great Britain, 2005-2022); annual mean domestic electricity consumption (kWh per household) for Wales, 2022; Regional and local authority electricity consumption statistics. Figures are rounded.
 
** The picture on top is an example of Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm