RWE’s Clocaenog Forest onshore wind farm in North Wales was officially opened by Julie James MS, Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change. The Minister was joined by dignitaries, community and business leaders, representatives from Natural Resources Wales and RWE’s development team, to celebrate the occasion, in the beautiful setting of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre. Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm, at 96MW, is the largest onshore windfarm in RWE’s UK fleet, and is located on the Welsh Ministers’ woodland estate, on land managed by Natural Resources Wales. Although the wind farm has been in operation for over a year, COVID restrictions have prevented RWE from celebrating the achievement.The wind farm is located near Denbigh, and consists of 27 turbines, capable of providing renewable electricity equivalent to the needs of 63,800 UK homes, and was completed in 2020 with construction taking around 18 months. The principal contractor was Jones Brothers Civil Engineering UK, which is headquartered less than 10 miles from the site and well-placed to source local suppliers during the delivery of the project. This local contract was worth GBP 20 million, provided work for 60 employees together with 14 apprentices and trainee engineers.