REScoop.eu welcomes new member
REScoop.eu is delighted to welcome a new member to her network. We strongly believe that by growing our network, we make sure the voices of citizens and their communities are better heard in the energy sector.
Awel Aman Tawe
Awel Aman Tawe (AAT) is a community energy charity with over 1,000 direct members, which has been operating for 21 years in the Upper Amman and Swansea Valleys, a former coal mining area 20 miles north of Swansea (Wales). Their prime drivers are tackling climate change, job creation, retaining wealth in the Welsh economy and engaging people in energy.
The charity has set up two REScoops:
- Awel Co-op is a 4.7 MW community wind farm which was set up in September 2015.
- Egni Co-op is the first solar PV cooperative established in Wales, in 2013. It develops rooftop solar on community, business and public sector buildings. It has installed nearly 4 MWp on 82 sites in Wales, representing the biggest rollout of solar energy production in Welsh history.
Awel Aman Tawe is embedded in the community and works to raise awareness of the importance of clean energy in the fight against climate change through a sustained programme of information, communication and consultation and, more recently, through an innovative range of arts activities related to climate change that often reach people at a deeper level.
In 2019, Awel Aman Tawe was recognised as Environmental Organisation of the Year in the Social Enterprise UK Awards and Egni won the recognition of Outstanding Renewable Energy Project in an award sponsored by Welsh Government.
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