Eco2 has developed four wind farms in the UK and have subsequently sold each project. Eco2 now oversee the running and maintenance of seven projects. From an early stage, we work closely with key stakeholders including local authorities, community groups, planners, environmental organisations and government departments to deliver a successful outcome on your project.
With excellent relationships with energy off-takers, we can negotiate favourable Power Purchasing Agreements for new developments and with a seat on the Renewables UK Strategy Group, we have our finger on the pulse of changes to planning policy affecting renewables development.
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Dafydd graduated from Swansea University with a Master’s degree in Economics.
He joined Eco2 in 2002, initially, Dafydd worked on a number of wind farm planning applications before leading the successful project financing of the Mains of Hatton Wind Farm and Bogenlea Project. Since 2008 Dafydd has managed a number of biomass projects in the Eco2 portfolio and was an integral part of the team that financed the Brigg, Margam and Port Clarence Biomass Projects. More recently Dafydd has been overseeing the wind asset management team.Meet the team
Eco2’s flagship wind project sits near Ammanford in Swansea on Mynydd y Betws. Its 15 turbines are 110m high to the blade tip and the installed capacity is 34.5MW.
Under the development company Cambrian Renewable Energy Ltd, Eco2 worked with local partners to develop and finance the project.
The development was complicated due to the wind farm being located on common land which involved obtaining agreement from over 100 commoners and identifying land to exchange out of the common. Eco2 manged this process and successfully gained support from each commoner. A substantial community benefit was offered alongside the development which has to date invested in over 50 community-led initiatives in the surrounding area.
Planning consent was granted following a planning appeal in 2008 and the project was financed through a deal with the Irish electricity utility company ESB Interational in 2010.
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