Up to 75,000 homes in South Wales will be powered by a new £160 million (approx. 1.2 billion Turkish Lira) plant generating electricity from waste wood, project owner Glennmont Partners announced on Monday.
The 40-megawatt Margam Green Energy Plant entered commercial operation on Monday after starting construction in 2016.
The facility has the potential to manage 250,000 tonnes of waste wood per annum.
The renewable energy plant will help to save approximately 270,000 tonnes of carbon emission a year.
Electricity will be exported to the grid through an underground 132kV cable via an electricity substation positioned on site.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic