World’s second largest offshore wind farm opens off coast of Wales
Published: 18 Jun 2015
The world's second largest windfarm has been officially opened in North Wales
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones AM joined RWE’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Terium to officially open RWE’s flagship Gwynt y Mor, and boost the UK’s capacity for offshore wind power by 14%.
At full power, Gwynt y Môr’s 160 turbines generate a 576MW of low carbon electricity which is enough power for more than 400,000 UK homes and the same as powering a third of all the households in Wales.
Energy & Climate Change secretary Amber Rudd MP said: “This offshore wind project will generate enough clean electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes and will support 100 long term, skilled engineering jobs and offshore jobs, giving more people the financial security of a regular pay packet.
"Gwynt y Môr has a key role to play in our long-term plan to develop a secure energy mix in this country that is diverse and home grown. There really is no better place in the world to invest in offshore wind.