Maesgwyn Extension wind farm is located 2-3kms to the north east of Glynneath in Neath Port Talbot County Borough. The site is located within TAN 8 strategic search area E (SSA E). The 4 turbine site received planning consent in late 2016. The site is accessed from the A4109 via an extension to the track constructed for the Maesgwyn windfarm in 2010.
A single turbine was constructed and connected to the grid in March 2017. The extension is electrically separate to the main Maesgwyn windfarm and connected to the grid via the WPD 33kV network. Three turbines remain to be built.
The wind farm comprises 1 Vensys 2.5MW turbine, which is 80m to the hub and 125m to the tip. The site can produce up to 2.5MWe, which is the equivalent of the energy required to supply 3,000 homes. Vensys provide an operation and maintenance service and Pennant Walters provide site management and reporting services.