NATIONAL Grid will be announcing its preferred option to provide a connection for new wind farms in Mid Wales.
This will include the proposed area where the substation will be built and the route the connection will take through Powys and Shropshire.
The preferred connection has been selected following extensive consultation with local communities and specialist bodies, and detailed assessments to look at the potential effects of the proposals on the landscape, environment, heritage, and local communities.
The substation will either be located in Cefn Coch or Abermule, and the location of the substation will have a bearing on the pylon route.
Mid Wales has been identified as an important location for onshore wind and a number of wind farms are proposed by several generation companies.
It is National Grid’s role to provide a connection for these wind farms to the national electricity network.
The County Times will reveal the announcement here next Tuesday.