Energy minister Charles Hendry has today (May 8th) given the nod to a 299 MW onshore wind farm in Wales.
The 76-turbine Pen Y Cymoedd farm will be located between Neath and Aberdare in south Wales and when complete will have the highest generating capacity of any such facility in England and Wales.
Vattenfall, the project's developer, says its 299 MW output will be enough to power the equivalent of up to 206,000 homes a year.
Speaking about the industry as a whole, Mr Hendry said: "Onshore wind plays an important role in enhancing our energy security.
"It is the cheapest form of renewable energy and reduces our reliance on foreign fuel."
It is a show of support from the government for an industry that has come under pressure from campaign groups in recent times, including National Opposition to Windfarms, which wants to establish a national body to influence policy.