Community

Direct benefits of investment
in the local area

Y Bryn wind farm offers opportunities for considerable community benefits of various kinds, including the direct benefit of investment in the local area (and supply chain), and opportunity for employment generation.

 

St John’s Colliery in Caerau, Maesteg

Coriolis Energy and ESB is keen to ensure that the sourcing of components, materials, services and supplies originate wherever possible from the host and neighbouring local authorities. Apprenticeships, site operatives and staff employed locally are also important targets for the Project.

St John’s Colliery, Maesteg

Y Bryn wind farm offers opportunities for considerable community benefits of various kinds, including the direct benefit of investment in the local area (and supply chain), and opportunity for employment generation.

Coriolis Energy and ESB are keen to ensure that the sourcing of components, materials, services and supplies originate wherever possible from the host and neighbouring local authorities. Apprenticeships, site operatives and staff employed locally are also important targets for the Project.

Further information on supply chain and economic investment opportunities can be found in our latest public consultation materials. Please come along to see us at one of our events.

staff employed locally are an important target for the Project.

Community Ownership

Coriolis Energy and ESB is aware of Welsh Government targets for Community ownership in renewables by 2030 and fully supports the aspiration.

Community Ownership will form a central consideration over the course of the pre-application process and the Project Team looks forward to sharing further information on this in due course. 

Latest information is available on the online exhibition, which can be viewed here.

This is a subject we are keen to hear your thoughts on. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more, or to provide feedback on this point.

Community Benefit Fund

As with other similar such projects, there will be contributions made towards a Community Benefit Fund. We are currently exploring ways in which to ensure that this fund is appropriately set up to ensure ease of access and delivery once operational.

We are working with local advisors to support this, and we would be pleased to hear thoughts on how this can be developed to ensure as much local benefit as possible.

Latest information is available on the online exhibition, which can be viewed here.

Local Benefits

Aside from the points noted on this page, we are also actively considering how we may be able to deliver additional local benefit through biodiversity protection and enhancement, improved access to the areas around the site for recreation activities such as mountain biking, hiking and sports, as well as how we can support local education providers for example.

Latest information is available on the online exhibition, which can be viewed here.

Working to ensure a local Supply Chain

We are keen to ensure that wherever possible, Welsh contractors are employed to help us deliver the services we need for this project. We will be undertaking supply chain outreach over coming months and years, however to sign up for updates and to register your interest in the project, fill out a form on the Get in touch page.

Further information on supply chain and economic investment opportunities can be found in our latest public consultation materials available at upcoming events.