Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts has warned that energy projects in Wales are being hindered by insufficient grid capacity.

Roberts has called on the UK and Welsh governments to urgently upgrade capacity.

She said: “Plaid Cymru has repeatedly called for power over major energy projects to be devolved to the Welsh Government, with a particular desire to increase Wales’ renewable capacity, such as tidal schemes.

“But as things stand, the UK’s ageing National Grid network is known to cause transmission problems for new energy projects.”

High fees hold back community projects

She added: “Community energy groups wishing to generate renewable energy are prevented from doing so by the extortionate fees they are charged to upgrade the grid.

“Plaid Cymru is committed to an energy plan that is green and that can power Wales’ economic renewal and meet our global obligations in combatting climate change, but to do that we require the infrastructure and energy capacity which we are currently lacking.

“Plaid Cymru is committed to making Wales self-sufficient in renewable electricity by 2035 if we form the Welsh Government.”

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