Meet the small Welsh community that’s big on green energy

Community Energy project Ynni Teg in Wales with children from Meidrim Primary School

Ynni Teg is a community energy scheme in the foothills of Carmarthenshire in Wales.

Fair energy for the community

Meaning ‘fair energy’ in Welsh, Ynni Teg is a perfect partner for us at Bristol Energy.

Its 40 metre wind turbine provides energy for our My Green Plus customers. And because it’s a social enterprise, profits made by selling the energy will support the surrounding community, including its local primary school.

Meidrim Primary School is just a short walk away from the Bwlchgwynt community turbine.

Inspiring the future generation

It’s small, with only 22 children in total. And since the project launched in 2017, this group of children have become incredibly engaged with all things renewable.

“The children couldn’t imagine life without electricity,” said Stephen Jones, the head teacher of the school. “Fossil fuels are running out and are polluting the planet, so it’s important that they realise this and are aware that there are renewable forms of energy.”

“Instead of polluting the air and causing global warming, renewable energy can help the planet. It will be easier for animals, plants and people to live on.” Said Leo, 11.

It’s precisely why having projects like these in local communities is so vital.

Ynni Teg’s Wyn Roberts said: “I think once you’ve got this kind of project on your doorstep, you’re forced to learn a little bit more about them. It’s definitely helping more people get on board with the wind power revolution.”

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Let’s get more of these fantastic projects off of the ground and build a better, cleaner future for our children.

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