Bro Dyfi Community Renewables is a community-owned renewable energy company. We generate clean electricity for the local distribution network.

We hope that this website will be of interest to our members, to other community groups who would like to set up own renewable energy enterprise, and to students working on renewable energy projects.

For an overview of the BDCR story we have created a short video that you can watch on the right. Full details can be found on our About Us and How We Did It pages. Thank you for your interest.

Supporters of Bro Dyfi Community Renewables with wind turbine 
The shadow of a wind turbine on a Welsh mountain

Our generators

A Vestas 75kW wind turbine was the first to be installed by Bro Dyfi Community Renewables on the hill above the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near Machynlleth, Wales. It was bought second hand in 2003 and originally supplied CAT with power, any surplus being exported to the local grid. For full details please click here.

A second-hand Nordtank NTK500/37 (500kW) turbine was the second acquisition, bought using European funding secured through Mid-Wales Energy Agency, local regeneration body ecodyfi, and shareholder investments. It was installed on Mynydd Glandulas in 2008. For full details please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you belong to a community group who would like to set up their own renewable energy enterprise, or if you are a student of renewable energy, you may find this page useful.

Over the years we have received various requests and have compiled our responses in one convenient location. Do get in touch if your question isn’t to be found there.

Erection of a wind turbine tower
Erection of a wind turbine gearbox

BDCR blog

Our blog features all of our latest news and relevant activities – in-depth articles about the day-to-day reality of working in renewable energy as part of a community-owned company.

As well as our FAQs page the blog can also provide a valuable resource for other groups considering such projects themselves and for students researching the industry.

Contact us

We are present and active on social media on Facebook and Twitter. Contact us via these platforms by following us and sending a message. We will always be happy to hear from you.

If you prefer to contact us by email visit the Contact page here. Fill in the contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

Wind turbine on hilltop in Wales at dusk with directors of community wind farm