Horizon Nuclear Power has amended its contract with us to reflect the revision of its timescale for Wylfa Newydd and the reduction in generation capacity to 2.8 GW. Horizon will now look to bring generation online in two stages. The first is targeted for completion in 2024 with the second stage scheduled to begin operation in 2025. You can find more information about the project on Horizon’s website.
Celtic Array’s decision to stop its Rhiannon Wind Farm project means we won’t now need to build their local connection to the existing line on Anglesey at Rhosgoch. You can find more information regarding Celtic Array’s decision on its website.
At the end of 2012, we consulted local communities on our plans to connect new nuclear and wind power in North Wales. We have now published our Stage One Consultation Feedback Report where you can read all the feedback we received together with answers to the questions you asked.
Since the consultation there have been a number of significant changes to the amount of energy that is planned to be generated in North Wales and when it is planned to start generating. You can read about these changes here.
We’ve been reviewing your feedback and looking at how the changing generation might affect or change the options we consulted on in 2012.
We now know we are likely to need to carry out the work on the mainland sooner than any works to connect generation from Anglesey.
We are also currently carrying out further environmental and technical assessments on the corridor choices across Anglesey and on options to cross the Menai Strait without using an overhead line. We will then assess the overhead option alongside the other options, including subsea, and make a balanced decision about the most appropriate option to take forward.
On this website you can: