Talybont on Usk Energy Ltd owns and manages a community hydro scheme in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our 36kW hydro electric turbine works off the compensation flow from Talybont Reservoir and has been running since 2006. It was the first community hydro scheme in Wales.
We operate a community zero carbon car share scheme with one electric car and one running on recycled vegetable oil. In 2011, we installed PV panels on the community hall roof which helps cover the hall’s running costs and powers the community electric car. We also experimented with running a community fund for members of the wider community to apply for help with their own sustainable projects.
You can read on this site about who we are, our aims and history, the Talybont turbine and our community projects.
You can also catch up with our latest news and views.
If you’d like to know more about us or become a member of Talybont Energy, please feel free to contact us here