Newsletter – April 2017

1. Congratulations to… 

Congratulations go to Cyd Ynni (Energy Together) who have been shortlisted for a Renewable Energy Association award, recognising their amazing contribution to the sector. Thanks to their work 100 households have been buying their energy in a completely different way to to the rest of the UK. Armed with some new tools and support, they’ve been switching on their appliances when local renewable energy generation is most abundant and saving money in the process. Well done to everyone involved.

Cyd Ynni are a consortium of five community energy groups including Ynni Ogwen in Bethesda and Ynni Padarn Peris in Llanberis. Over the next year plans are afoot to include hydro schemes at Ynni Ogwen’s and Ynni Padarn Peris’s hydro projects in new Energy Local projects.

National Trust, who have been a brilliant forward thinking charity and vital partner in Energy Local’s first pilot project in Bethesda have also been shortlisted for an REA award, so our congratulations go to them too!

2. And also to… 

Ynni Ogwen has been a key partner for Energy Local in working out a way for local renewable energy projects to get a better price for the energy they sell to local customers. Hopefully, this will mean more small energy schemes can succeed. So we are delighted that Ynni Ogwen are now generating power from their first community energy hydro project – congratulations! They aren’t going to stop there – they have plans for more generation in the future in the Ogwen valley as well as participating in Energy Local schemes. 

And finally… 

Congratulations to Mel Davies, head of Partneriaeth Ogwen in Bethesda on the arrival of her beautiful daughter Eiri GwyFullSizeR (1)n on Easter Day. Here she is with her big brother and sister.  Llongyfarchiadau i Mel Davies a creoso i Eiri Gwyn.  Dyma Eiri Gwyn efo ei brawd a chwaer.




Coming soon

Energy Local are working with Energy Assets to develop much better communications with the smartmeters.  This will mean we should be able to fit meters in homes where communications has previously been a problem and give households information on their power use, half hour by half hour.