The Awel y Môr offshore wind project consultation opened on 31 August and will be running until 11 October. As part of this, RWE Renewables has announced a series of online and outdoor information sessions allowing local residents the chance to meet the team and learn more about the project.
The project team will be travelling across north Wales for 9 days, starting in the Rhyl area on Friday 24 September. Other locations include Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Bangor and Beaumaris, with experts on hand to give local residents more information about the proposals and an opportunity to have their say. A full list of dates and locations can be found on the project website: www.awelymor.cymru.
In addition to this, the project team is also hosting a series of online information sessions where people can ask questions and find out more about the proposals. Further information on how to join these events can also be found on the project website with the dates confirmed as:
· Wednesday 6 October: 1pm – 2.30pm
· Saturday 9 October: 10am – 11.30am
Tamsyn Rowe, RWE Renewables said: “The upcoming information sessions are a great opportunity for local residents to come and meet members of the team and learn more about the project, whether it’s through one of our online sessions or outdoor events. I would encourage people to get involved with the project, and the full list of events will be available over the coming weeks on the project website.”
Awel y Môr presents a huge opportunity for Wales as it strives to reach its target of producing 70% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy sources by 2030. Offshore wind is one of the UK’s biggest growth industries and Awel y Môr will help ensure north Wales receives further investment in this area, bringing significant supply chain opportunities to the local economy. During construction, Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm invested £90M into Welsh businesses and since becoming fully operational, the wind farm has typically invested around £8M into the Welsh economy each year.
If you have any questions, you can email [email protected], phone 0800 197
8232 or complete our project questionnaire online (available during the consultation period through our website).
For more information visit www.awelymor.cymru