Consultation launched on plans for solar farm for Anglesey

A consultation on plans for a solar farm and energy storage facility on land in the centre of Anglesey is being launched.

Enso Energy Ltd is inviting residents, businesses and stakeholders to help give their comments on the proposals.

Situated to the south of Llyn Alaw, known as Alaw Môn Solar Farm, the proposed development comprises the construction and operation of a grid connected solar farm with energy storage.

It is estimated that the solar farm with a proposed 40 year operational life will supply up to 160 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable electricity to the National Grid. The proposal is the equivalent to the electricity demands of approximately 33,935 homes each year (the equivalent of nearly all the dwellings on Anglesey, according to the 2011 Census).

Andrew King, of Enso Energy Ltd said: “With Welsh Government striving to generate 70 per cent of its electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2030, now is the time for a rapid and expanded deployment of low carbon power, including solar to help tackle the climate emergency.

“As recognised by Welsh Government, the way we create energy has got to change and we believe Alaw Môn Solar Farm can play its part in bringing that about.

“Enso Energy is a firm advocate for renewable, low carbon, efficient, secure, and sustainable energy that can be generated, stored, and utilised locally. Enso Energy’s innovative approach to subsidy-free renewable energy is assisting the UK’s move towards a more secure renewable energy supply and is accelerating progress to net zero.

“We are fully committed to engaging with the local community and stakeholders and we look forward to hearing from you during the first phase of our community engagement activity.”

The consultation is taking place for six weeks from Thursday June 24 to August 4. Comments are invited until Wednesday August 4.

Residents and local stakeholders are being invited to engage and discuss the proposals either virtually or face to face.

At the virtual webinar on Tuesday 6th July 2021 at 6pm, the team will explain more about the proposals.

At the two public consultation events in the local area, the team will have more information about the proposals and will be available to answer questions

• Event 1: Capel Ifan Vestry, Bridge Street, Llannerch-y-Medd, LL71 8EU on Wednesday July 14, from 2pm to 7pm.

• Event 2: Bodedern Memorial Hall, 1 Church Street, Bodedern, LL65 3TU on Thursday July 15, from 2pm to 7pm

To book a space at the webinar and/or the events (where you need to indicate your preferred day and time due to COVID restrictions) visit the webpage: https://ensoenergy.co.uk/enso-projects/alaw-english/ or by calling 01248 565 220. The team will be in contact beforehand to finalise arrangements.

To find out more about the proposals or participate in the consultation, visit https://ensoenergy.co.uk/enso-projects/alaw-english/, call 01248 565 220 or email alaw@ensoenergy.co.uk.

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey