Value of Onshore Wind to Wales

Value of Onshore Wind to Wales

Onshore wind is an important sector in Wales and is expected to grow significantly in coming decades. Regeneris Consulting was appointed by Renewable UK Cymru and the Welsh Government to assess the economic impact of the sector in Wales.

This high profile study estimated a range of economic benefits for Wales and its localities up to 2050. In collaboration with Cardiff Business School, we interviewed the industry, policymakers and local areas hosting wind farms. We then undertook detailed economic modelling of growth scenarios for the industry and detailed case studies of existing wind farms to understand the expenditure that is likely to be retained in Wales.

Our conclusions have generated a robust evidence base on the potential economic benefits and are now being used to ensure Wales can maximise the economic benefits from growth in this sector.

Assessing the economic impact of onshore wind

Client

Renewable UK Cymru

Welsh Government