The Mid Wales Connection is all about connecting proposed wind farms in Powys to the national electricity network in Shropshire.
We completed our latest consultation in February 2015 which you can read more about here. Since then we’ve been carrying out further surveys in the area to support our work.
In September, DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) announced the outcome of the inquiry into five proposed wind farms in Mid Wales – four of them would have used our proposed connection. DECC has refused planning consent for all four.
There are other wind farms looking to connect in Mid Wales. Now that the decision on the wind farm inquiry is known, we will work with SP Manweb to take a look at all of the proposed wind generation in Mid Wales and the work that is needed to deliver the energy from the wind farms to homes and businesses.
We realise people will want to know as soon as possible exactly what this means for the Mid Wales Connection project. We’ll update local people as quickly as we can.
If it’s established National Grid’s connection is not needed, we would not progress with our plans.