Mynydd Ty-talwyn Energy Park
Mynydd Ty-talwyn Energy Park, proposed by renewable energy company Galileo, would be located on land situated approximately 4km north of Bridgend and 8km east of Port Talbot in South Wales.
Comprising up to 10 wind turbines, the wind farm element will have an installed capacity of around 65 Mega-Watts (MW) and each wind turbine would have a height to blade tip of up to 230m. The project will also include ground mounted solar energy and battery storage.
Located on the border between Bridgend County Borough and Neath Port Talbot County Borough, the Mynydd Ty-talwyn Energy Park site benefits from an excellent wind resource. The site also has good access and will be designed to respond to local environmental constraints.
As the output of the project is expected to exceed 10MW, the project will be classed as a Development of National Significance (DNS) and will be determined by Welsh Ministers, with Bridgend County Borough Council and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council being key statutory consultees as the host planning authorities.
The Application will be administered and examined by Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW), which is part of the Welsh Government, with the expectation that it will be ready to submit to it in late 2024.
If approved, the wind element alone could produce approximately 149,638 Mega-Watt hours (MWh) of electricity annually – enough to power up to 42,644 homes.1
This would result in savings of up to 64,643 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year, assisting in tackling the climate emergency and supporting Wales to achieve its target of meeting the equivalent of 100% of its annual electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2035.2
In addition, it will provide social and economic benefits to local communities and to the wider region, for example through construction and operational employment and long-term economic investment.