Hydro trial cuts energy 'guesswork'
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Bethesda hydro power trial 'cuts out guesswork'

A "trail-blazing" trial in a Gwynedd village could change the way communities up and down the UK buy their electricity, it has been claimed.

By clubbing together, 100 households in Bethesda will be able to purchase the power generated by a local hydro scheme for half the price.

The aim is to help communities benefit more directly from renewable energy projects in their area.

Keith Jones, environmental adviser with the National Trust in Wales, said it could take the guesswork out of how electricity is supplied and make it cheaper.

  • 13 Dec 2016
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