Cefn Croes Wind Farm - Official Campaign Website

Cefn Croes wind farm - official campaign website

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Cefn Croes: the most powerful on-shore wind farm in Wales

Vital Statistics

39 turbines, each 1.5 megawatt "installed capacity"

58.5 megawatt - total installed capacity

50 megawatt - installed capacity necessary to circumvent local planning procedures

17 megawatt - average output (very optimistic - assumes generous 30% load factor)

53,000 megawatt - peak UK electricity demand

165,000 tonnes - operator-claimed annual CO2 emission savings due to Cefn Croes

115,000 tonnes - more realistic (but still very optimistic) annual CO2 emission savings

520,000 tonnes - annual CO2 emissions from a typical jumbo jet

560,000,000 tonnes - total annual UK CO2 emissions (and rising)

327' (100m) - overall height of most of the turbines

316' (96m) - height of Houses of Parliament clock tower ("Big Ben")

7.5 sq. km - area of site, stretched out over 5km N-S and 5km E-W

300 - abnormal articulated lorry loads delivering turbine components (conservative estimate)

137' (42m) - length of the 59 lorries carrying turbine blades (1½ miles of nose-to-tail lorries)

30,000 - tonnes of concrete used during construction

10,000 - tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted during manufacture of the concrete

4 - minimum number of violations of planning conditions during construction

£16,000,000 - estimated annual income for Falck Renewables from Cefn Croes

£58,500 - annual handout (with strict conditions) to local communities via "Trust Fund"

£10,000 - annual handout to Environmental Management Committee for "ecological enhancement" of the site

4 - number of permanent full-time jobs created or "safeguarded" by Cefn Croes (operator estimate)

9 miles (14km) - length of grid-connect power line, carried on 100 pylons (mostly two-pole)

5 - years from planning application to opening

Resources

 

Visit Wales Now:
new tourism website

 

The Cefn Croes Story

As recorded on this website

 

The Battle for Cefn Croes

196-page book detailing events between 2000 and 2003

 

Cefn Croes Photo-Gallery

100 Photographs documenting the construction of the power station during 2004, and the destruction of Cefn Croes

 

Damage caused by Wind Development Infrastructure

Paper describing the damage recorded during construction

 

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