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Talybont-on-Usk Energy

Who are we and what do we do?

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 sell the electricity generated by the hydro via Good Energy and invest the income in energy saving and sustainable living projects within our rural community in the Brecon Beacons.

Since 2010, we have operated a community eco car share scheme with one electric van and a car running on recycled vegetable oil. Over the past 4 years, we have compressed Heulwen & ToUE Boardinstalled 8kW PV panels on the community hall roof which helps cover the hall’s running costs and powers the community electric car. More recently, we have funded the installation of air source heating in the hall and an eco pod for the community teenagers to enjoy. We have developed a primary school education package and collaborated with our community cub group to develop the first ever community eco award for cubs. We fund the Talybont community newsletter and also donate a proportion of our hydro income to the Community Council to award to a wide range of community projects.


You can contact us via the following email address.


Or write to:

TALYBONT-ON-USK ENERGY Ltd Hon. Secretary, 2 Griffin Terrace, Talyllyn, Brecon, Powys LD3 7TD

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