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Ty Bro Dyfi

Y Plas,
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, UK.
phone: 01654 703965

Become a member of ecodyfi We want everybody in the Valley to join, so it only costs £1. Drop into Ty Bro Dyfi or send some stamps.

The information centre is open Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 3.00. You might even like to get involved in staffing it or in helping to run a project. Please come and see us!

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pile of moneyThis page tells you how to get free advice on reducing your heating costs.

You can also discover about interest free loans and if you're eligible for a grant.

There are different grant schemes depending on your needs and circumstances. Why not call to see if there's one for you?

Most of the phone numbers are free, the advice is impartial, and you have nothing to lose.

Here is some advice from the Energy Saving Trust:

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    Turn down your thermostat by one degree and fit controls on individual radiators

  • Replace an ordinary lightbulb with a low energy one

  • Turn off TVs and hi-fis when not in use instead of leaving them on standby

  • Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms

  • Only boil enough water in the kettle to meet your needs

  • Click here for more advice from the Energy Saving Trust.

Free, practical help for those in fuel poverty

Keeping warm in winter is a major issue for many people, especially those who are in danger of fuel poverty.

If you are elderly, disabled, live with long term illness or are are in a family on low income, phone the Home Heat Helpline for free home insulation grants, cheaper tariffs and practical advice on ways to reduce your bills. Call 0800 33 66 99 or visit

Who to call

Most of this information is for householders. Businesses and organisations should also see the links on our business front page:

0800 512 012

To find your local Energy Efficiency Advice Centre or click here for West Wales Energy Efficiency Advice Centre

0800 316 6001

Minicom: 0800 072 0156
for HEES Wales grants - up to £1500 towards a range of energy efficiency measures for people on benefits with children; and HEES Plus Wales - up to £2700 towards energy efficiency and central heating for various benefit-recipients and those aged 60+.

01938 551 265

Powys County Council: No funds until April 2005 - call to sign up

01341 424 351

Gwynedd County Council: Call for information on when grants become available

01545 572 185

Ceredigion County Council: Call for information on when grants become available

0845 60 20 300

Energy Wise Direct for interest-free loans

01352 753902

The North Wales Energy Efficiency Advice Centre, the Town Hall, Earl Road, Mold, Flintshire

01239 820 235

West Wales Eco Centre and Energy Efficiency Advice Centre provides impartial advice and guidance in all aspects of energy efficiency as well as carrying out energy actions. It's in the Old School Business Centre, Lower St Mary Street, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TS

The Energy Shop, a free, totally impartial, energywatch accredited price comparison and switching service that allows domestic customers find the best deals for their gas and electricity. Customers can compare deals from all the main licensed suppliers and then switch suppliers online or over the telephone. The whole process takes just a few minutes and customers switching for the first time can typically save themselves £150 a year.

The Energy Saving Trust is a national organisation offering impartial advice on energy efficiency.

National Energy Action Wales works in partnership with groups across Wales to combat home energy poverty

Low Energy World sells a large variety of low energy lighting

Free Home Energy Check

Home energy check logoTo receive detailed information on Energy Efficiency specific to your home click here to complete a Home Energy Check Online. You will receive a free report by post that may include information about grants and schemes available to install the Energy Efficiency Measures.

Help from energy companies

Some energy suppliers offer extra help such as discounts on your bill for those in need. Why not call your supplier to find out, or visit their web site by clicking on the links below? If yours isn't here, look on your bill:

British Gas

0845 300 4531

ManWeb / ScottishPower

0845 272 7111


0800 632 632


0800 015 2029

Scottish & Southern

0800 028 8552


0500 22 33 55


0800 052 52 52


0800 328 9026

Unit Energy

0845 601 1410

Unhappy with your suppliers?

Call Energywatch - 0845 9 06 07 08
minicom: 0845 758 1401  Web:
They'll tell you how to change energy suppliers, get the cheapest deal, make a complaint or enquire about your suppliers.


Renewable energy

Renewable energy is available today and increasingly accessible to all. We can now source clean energy from the sun, wind, water and biomass (wood and 'green' wastes).

We can even buy 'green' electricity for our homes.

Offshore wind turbines

Help save the planet and switch to green electricity!
To find the cheapest deal, call Energywatch (0845 9 06 07 08) visit U-Switch, or Energylinx. You'll need to know your postcode and your approximate annual electricity bill.
Or look at these pages:

Green Energy

Renewable Energy Prices



Wind Power


Good Energy

Green Energy

Green Plan from Powergen


RSPB Energy

Scottish Hydro-Electric RSPB Energy

Southern Electric RSPB Energy


SWEB Energy Renewable Energy

Sustainable Energy

Dual Fuel Prices

Electricity Prices

Gas Prices


A Bright Idea!

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Find out how much you can save by switching to low energy light bulbs - a far better investment than an ISA or savings account! Click here for our interactive calculator!

A Policy for Wales

The Welsh Assembly has publishd its policy on energy saving, together with advice for homes, businesses and public sector organisations. Click here for the PDF document [size: 640kB].

Related sites

Click on the links for more advice and information on saving energy and money:

EAGA Partnership
Energy wise
The Warm Fornt Team
Energy Efficiency

Eaga Partnership


The Warm Front Team

The Energy Savings Trust

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