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Two-year wait for Rhiannon wind farm cash commitment

It could be another two years before there is a financial commitment to build a huge a wind farm in the Irish Sea between Anglesey and the Isle of Man.

The Rhiannon wind farm would be situated about 12 miles (19km) north-east of Anglesey and about 21 miles (34km) from the Isle of Man.

It could become one of Europe's largest.

First announced in January 2010, the project would feature between 150 and 440 turbines and could generate up to 2.2 GW of electricity, or enough to meet the needs of around 1.7 million homes.

A two-month public consultation on the plan is underway.

The developers are spending millions of pounds on surveys and will submit planning applications in the autumn.

Environment correspondent Iolo ap Dafydd reports.

  • 08 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales
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