Local Supply project funding announced

Juno is a partner on a ground breaking community energy project ‘Gower Power Solar Storage’ which was announced today by Wales’ incoming First Minister Mark Drakeford at an event in Cardiff celebrating the impact of EU funds in Wales.

The market leading scheme will supply electricity to up to 300 local consumers using smart meters. Situated at Wales’ first community owned solar farm in Swansea, this new storage scheme aims to create a replicable local community energy model, leading to a further roll out of larger scale schemes. If scaled up to its full commercial potential, it could be replicated in dozens of communities across the UK.

Speaking at an event in Cardiff to mark the progress and achievements of EU funds in Wales, Mark Drakeford, set to be Wales’ next First Minister said:

“We are committed to creating a sustainable low carbon energy economy in Wales. Our aim is to generate 70% of our energy from renewable sources by 2030. The renewable energy sector is playing a significant role in helping Wales achieve this target.

I’m so pleased to see EU funds being invested in innovative projects such as these which have the potential to be replicated in other areas of Wales.”

 

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