Bristol Energy Network’s Next Meeting….Community Energy: Success from South Wales



Bristol Energy Network and the Centre for Sustainable Energy present…


Community energy schemes: successes from South Wales

A talk from Dan McCallum, Awel Aman Tawe


Wednesday 29th June 2011 6.30 to 9pm at Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol


Awel Aman Tawe

Awel Aman Tawe is a community energy charity in South Wales which has core aims around energy generation; energy sustainability; and supporting local skills and employment.  Dan will be talking about the project and will share his experiences to help other projects aiming to develop Community Energy Schemes.

Some of the things that the project has done so far include:

  • providing energy advice to householders, running education programmes in schools, and conducting community consultations
  • installation of various solar power schemes including hot water solar panels on local community centres, private dwellings and a cinema; and a solar PV array on a school.
  • installation of 4 small wind turbines in schools and in a recycling centre (and planning permission for 8 more)
  • plans to develop a small community owned wind farm



6.30pm            doors open

6:45pm            Bristol Energy Network (BEN) community groups notices

7pm                 Dan McCallum: experiences from Awel Aman Tawe

8pm                 Pause for refreshments

8:15pm            Informal question and answer session


Refreshments and light food will be provided. We will finish at roughly 9pm. To book a place contact Kirsty Mitchell,  or  0117 9314100


This is part of a programme of workshops, talks and training sessions to support community energy projects across Avon and Somerset being run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE).  To be added to the mailing list for future events and workshops, or to find out about other support available from CSE for community energy projects, email