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Transition Bro Gwaun


Instead of sitting back and wringing our hands about climate change we get our hands dirty – we set up and grow local, practical projects that the community wants, and the natural environment needs.

TBG is a grassroots organisation, connected to the global Transition Network. We are based in Fishguard & Goodwick on the Pembrokeshire Coast, South West Wales. We initiate and develop localised, community-based projects that make best use of resources such as food, reduce use of fossil fuels and harness renewable energy.

TBG draws volunteers from the community, who work alongside the small part-time staff team, to deliver innovative projects that others often consider impossible. Our small size belies our impact – we provide evidence and information for others to follow and we have an international reputation and reach.

TBG is moving communities towards a more sustainable future, delivering imaginative, influential and innovative low carbon projects.

Energy Projects

  • Tidal Energy Project

Transition Bro Gwaun’s (TBG) Tidal Energy Project supports our aims to mitigate the community’s impact on climate change by providing sustainable and secure energy, whilst also bringing employment, financial benefits for local investors and affordable energy for the community. Development of a community tidal flow device will be an exemplar of best practice, providing a blueprint for other communities along our coastline to utilise marine energy as a resource for future resilience.

We plan to install the first community owned and led tidal flow project in Wales, to be deployed off the coastline north of Fishguard and Goodwick. Scoping work by National Resources Wales (NRW) has identified the parameters for Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), the next key task. In addition to tidal energy generation, an important component of the project is to address constraints on grid connection. There are opportunities for local energy distribution and storage, including options such as production of hydrogen for transport, particularly at the Fishguard train and ferry terminals.

  • Abergwaun Community Turbine

In the summer of 2011, Transition Bro Gwaun’s renewables group, with support from the Welsh Government’s community renewables programme, Ynni’r Fro, and in partnership with Parc-y-Morfa Farms Ltd initiated a joint venture project on land adjacent to Fishguard, where the turbine now stands.

Following feasibility work, a planning application was submitted in August 2013 for a 250KW turbine with a mast height of 30m and blade diameter of 30m. Although initially refused, permission was granted on appeal in August 2014. Raising the £285,000 needed for TBG’s 50% share of the project proved easier than expected, the whole amount being lent by 29 individuals and 3 local community groups within five months.


Transition Bro Gwaun Gateway Community Hub off Clive Road Fishguard Pembrokeshire SA65 9DA

01348 872 019 07831 582 718


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