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YnNi Teg Community Wind Turbine

YnNi Teg is a Community Benefit Society, meaning that anyone (aged 16+) can become a member by purchasing shares, thereby becoming a part-owner of a wind turbine. The turbine is expected to generate about 2000MWh of electricity per year (enough for about 650 homes) and to date they have raised over £450,000 in their community share offer so far.

The community wind turbine in Carmarthenshire generates clean, renewable energy while helping to build stronger and more resilient communities across Wales.  There is a local community fund aimed specifically at people living closest to the turbine.  This will be spent in consultation with the local community on projects that have some connection with the environment or climate change and what the local community wants to see happen.

The turbine will generate clean energy for many years to come and the community fund will support the local community for at least the next 19 years. Our intention is that this is just the first of many such projects that YnNi Teg will build, we will be looking for opportunities for more projects to help make community energy a significant contributor to a low carbon future and mitigating climate change.