On 24th January 2013, the council passed two ground-
See the council’s Press release (link above) and the local newspaper’s article.
Jonathan Cawley, until recently the chairman of the wind industry’s trade body in Wales, is to become director of planning for the Snowdonia National Park Authority.
The appointment of Mr Cawley, who has led attempts to build a series of controversial wind farms across Britain, comes weeks after the authority announced it would formally object to plans for 80 turbines in the area around the park.
His appointment has prompted concern among residents, who fear turbines will “dominate” the landscape.
Mr Cawley, a former council planning policy manager, currently works at West Coast Energy, a developer with 14 wind farms across the UK. He was appointed as chairman of Renewable UK Cymru last May, although he has now resigned from the post.
Anglesey CC has announced that it is to set up a comprehensive review system for the Rhiannon part of the Celtic Array. The Celtic Array wind farms are planned to occupy most of the Irish Sea between Anglesey and the Isle of Man. They will, of course, form a major danger to shipping.
The maximum possible output from the Rhiannon wind farm is advertised as being just over half of Wylfa B’s normal output. Using historical load factors, that would place Rhiannon’s contribution to the Grid at between ZERO watts and 1.5GW, averaging 0.8GW compared with Wylfa’s stable contribution of between 2.6GW and 4GW, depending on the chosen technology.
CLICK to see planned & existing windfarms in the Irish Sea (North of Anglesey).