ENERGY firm Innogy Renewables UK are calling on Clocaenog residents to have their say on how a valuable project, providing up to £768,000 per year to support the economy, should be managed.

The Clocaenog Forest wind farm community investment fund will support local community and economic development projects.

Once operational, the project will also have the capacity to provide enough renewable energy for the equivalent domestic needs of up to 63,800 average UK households per year.

Now, local residents are being asked to have their chance to shape the way the funding is provided by completing an online survey at

Innogy say they are encouraging local people, community councils, groups, organisations, businesses and anyone with an active interest in the local area to fill in the survey and share their views.

Katy Woodington, senior community investment officer for the company said: "I would encourage as many people as possible to take the time to fill out the Clocaenog Forest wind farm community investment fund survey.

"It is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the future of this exciting fund and ensure that it really meets the needs of the local area. I’m also looking forward to answering questions and discussing the fund in further detail with people during our scheduled drop-in sessions."

These sessions are set to be held at the following locations; Denbigh Town Hall from 4pm on Monday, November 12 and Cerrigydrudion Community Centre from 4pm on Tuesday, November 13.

A copy of the survey has also been mailed to those living closest to the project (within 6km), which once completed can be returned to one of the numerous drop off points located at Siop y Llan – Llansannan, Llanrwst Library, Cerrigydrudion Post Office, Siop y Fro – Clawddnewydd, Corwen Post Office, Denbigh Library and Ruthin Library.

Ruthin-based civil engineering company Jones Bros secured a £20m contract to build the infrastructure for Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm at the beginning of the year.

Work is currently underway on the foundations for the 27 turbines that will make up the wind farm and the site is being managed by Natural Resources Wales.