The developers, SSE Renewables, have announced a virtual suspension of the Nant y Moch wind farm project. In a letter to CMS Chairman Ann West, SSE’s Onshore Development Project Manager says :

“Following an internal project review, we have decided to delay the submission of the DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate as we are continuing discussions with key stakeholders to resolve outstanding issues.

“One of the factors that we have been taking into account is the investment climate for renewable energy in Wales and therefore it is likely that we will not be making any further significant investment in the project until the ambitions for the delivery of renewable energy in Wales is clearer.

“We will be continuing discussions with stakeholders in the meantime and monitoring progress of other energy infrastructure projects in Wales over the next year. We will submit our DCO application once we have clarity on the outstanding issues.”