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Eleri is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute with extensive experience of major infrastructure projects, mainly energy, from both private and public sector perspectives. She is currently Head of Consents for the onshore wind team at Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy) providing strategic direction and advice on planning and consenting matters. After graduating from Cardiff University in 2003, Eleri started her planning career as a Development Management Officer at the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority before making a move to the civil service working as a Case Manager advising on nationally significant infrastructure projects for the Infrastructure Planning Commission and, subsequently, the Planning Inspectorate. After seven years in the public sector, Eleri moved into the private sector joining RWE npower renewables (as it was then) as a Renewables Developer – having come from a planning background, this provided a more rounded understanding of the onshore wind development process but she has since moved back to her planning roots.
Innogy Renewables UK Ltd’s renewable energy portfolio in the UK includes onshore wind, offshore wind and hydroelectric generating stations located across England, Scotland and Wales. innogy is already the largest renewable energy operator in Wales, generating one third of Wales’ renewable electricity. innogy’s onshore, offshore and hydro projects combined total 957MW and produce enough electricity to meet the equivalent needs of more than 550,000 homes – that’s almost half of the households in Wales. We operate three offshore wind farms off the coast of North Wales: Gwynt y Môr (576MW), Rhyl Flats (90MW) and North Hoyle (60MW). Onshore, we also operate Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm in Carmarthenshire (57.4MW), Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm north of Swansea (32.8MW) and the under construction Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm (96MW) in Denbighshire and Conwy. We also operate six hydro-electric sites in North Wales totalling over 40MW.