Esgair Galed

Datblygiad pŵer gwynt mawr wedi’i gynnig ar gyfer Glaslyn a Dylife

Glaslyn-and-proposed-turbine-site

The newest, but probably not the last, proposal for a major wind power development in the Cambrian Uplands is Esgair Galed.  This is a proposals from Bute Energy, the company which is also applying to develop an energy park at Nant Mythil in the Radnorshire Forest and a chain of pylons through the Towy valley to connect that park and any others developed in the centre of Mid-Wales, to the National Grid at Ammanford. Bute Energy are part of a complex web of companies whose ultimate ownership is unclear but can be traced through several Danish funds to a Luxembourg partnership.

The initial proposal is for 26 220m (720ft) high turbines above Dylife and around the Glaslyn Nature Reserve.  The national Cuckoo on edge of Bron y Llys landtrail Glyndwr’s Way runs through the proposed site, which also crosses superb peatlands with bog cottons and abuts wooded valleys which are home to cuckoos and other birds through the summer.

From Waun y Dyffryn towards Mynydd Esgairfochnant towards Proposed WT03 WT02 WT06 WT07 Turbines Glaslyn on right

All photos copyright Maya Bimson

As this photograph shows, these turbines would dominate the landscape seen by anyone looking across from Pumlumon and, indeed, anyone on the upper ridges of the Elenydd.  A local opposition group is forming to fight the proposal.

The project is expected to go into statutory consultations in the summer of 2024.

For Bute Energy’s explanation of their plans, see: https://esgairgaledenergypark.wales/