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Time to cash in on windfarms?

Created on 03/04/2017 @ 05:42
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Communities effected along the route of the wandfarm conveys during the second part of last year can now apply for grants as the operator says thank-you for their patience.

Awel Newydd has announced that a new community chest for the delivery route communities of Castle Caereinion, Carreghofa, Llanymynech & Pant, Llandrinio & Arddleen, Llandysilio, Llanfair Caereinion and Welshpool has been set up with £49,200 (index linked) per year for its operational lifetime available.

The announcement comes as the Tirgwynt wind farm, between Carno and Cefn Coch, is now fully operational and generating enough renewable electricity for the equivalent of 13,600 typical homes, according to its operator. 

Andy Black, Operations Director for Awel Newydd, said: “It is wonderful to have Tirgwynt fully up and running. We greatly appreciate the support of the local communities and authorities and our excellent, hard-working contractors who have made delivery of this project possible. It is fantastic that Tirgwynt is providing clean energy to so many local homes, helping to pave the way for a more sustainable future. Thank you to everyone involved.”

The immediate host communities of Dwyriw and Carno are already benefiting from their own operational fund, part of which will be used to rebuild the primary school in Carno.

Carol Davies, clerk to Llandrinio & Arddleen and Landysilio Community Councils, said: “We are pleased that the Tirgwynt community benefit funds are now up and running and look forward to receiving grant applications from local residents and groups. If you have a well deserving project that will benefit the wider community, please get in contact for more information and an application form.”

Application queries for each community fund should be directed to the following: Tirgwynt Community Fund (delivery routes): Carol Davies -


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