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press release07/10/2011

Renewable energy advice under one roof

Local companies and agencies are joining forces to help people and businesses take advantage of small scale renewable energy. The Ceredigion Energy Trade Fair is coming to Cardigan on 8th October and to Aberystwyth on 22nd October.

Visitors to these free events will be able to quiz installers and suppliers without obligation, and access impartial advice and information from independent bodies. A programme of short seminars running alongside the trade fair will de-mystify subjects such as Government incentives, including the Feed In Tariffs.

The events will include the launch of Ceredigion County Council’s programme to help micro enterprises earn money from renewable energy.

The programme, called ‘Ynni i Ffynnu: Renewable energy for business growth’, will provide more than 200 small businesses with on-site energy audits. The resulting reports will identify appropriate renewable energy solutions, to generate on-going revenue streams for the businesses concerned.

The reports will also highlight a range of energy saving measures that can be adopted.

With funding drawn down from the European Commission’s Rural Development Programme via the Welsh Government, the Council has procured the services of Severn Wye Energy Agency to deliver the business energy support services, in partnership with local delivery agent ecodyfi.

Mike Brain of Severn Wye commented, “With the recent introduction of the Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive, there has never been a better time for businesses to take advantage of the free support available. This is a golden opportunity for small businesses in Ceredigion to not only reduce their expenditure on energy but also to generate long-term revenue from the production of on-site energy.”

The Ceredigion Energy Trade Fair will be held first at Castell Malgwyn Hotel in Llechryd on Saturday 8th October, then at the MedRus Centre on the Penglais campus of the University of Aberystwyth on Saturday 22nd October. The events will be open to the public from 11am to 4pm and all are welcome.

Details of the seminars are available from the project’s website at and from ecodyfi on 01654 703965.

Further information:

Andy Rowland, ecodyfi Manager - 01654 703965; 07866 961851

Owen Callender, Severn Wye Energy Agency: 01452 835083

Mike Brain, Severn Wye Energy Agency: 01452 835060

Editor’s notes:

Headline explanation of FITS, click here

Renewable Heat Incentive, click here

Ecodyfi, click here

Severn Wye Energy Agency, click here