We are making progress on our first site at Glyn Rhonwy in North Wales. Click on the section titles below to find out more about our proposed development.
On 2nd September 2013, Gywnedd Council granted QBC planning permission to develop a 600 MWh electricity pumped storage facility on the Glyn Rhonwy site. We are aiming for the £100m site to be operational by 2017.
The Glyn Rhonwy scheme will provide a substantial boost to the regional economy during the construction phase in the form of wages and the supply of technical services, materials and equipment, food and accommodation. As many as 30 full time jobs will be created to operate the site. In addition, QBC is establishing an independent trust to manage initial grants totalling £250,000 and then on-going direct contributions of £10,000 a year to support community projects for what is anticipated to be an operational life of 100 years.
The full document can be found at Llanberis library, or the council offices in Caernarfon.
Please get in touch if you would like a CD version sent to you.
The scoping report had become outdated as design work has progressed. Copies are available on request, please fill out the contact form below. For the most up to date information, please see the ‘Environmental Statement Non-Technical Summary’ above.
Click on the images below to see large panoramic photos from the viewpoints: each shows a current view, and a second annotated view indicating the site location.
View Direction: North West. Distance From Site: 1.5km. Elevation: 110m
View Direction: South West. Distance From Site: 1.2km. Elevation: 290m
View Direction: North West. Distance From Site: 2km. Elevation: 120m
View Direction: North West. Distance From Site: 2.8km. Elevation: 210m
The video shows a virtual tour around the locations of the site viewpoints
Download a PDF of our community exhibition banners outlining the site's rich history and our proposed development plans.
Many thanks to Sian Owen who translated the public exhibition material from English to Welsh. A big thank you to everyone who came along to discuss the project with us.