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About us

| Our Ethos

Gwent Energy is a community interest company that helps individuals, communities and small businesses to benefit from renewable energy.

As well as saving your money on your energy bills, we also help reduce your carbon emissions.

Our journey began in 2008, helping local communities in Monmouthshire to fund, build and own community wind turbine projects. However, we began getting more and more inquiries for community owned solar installation projects.

We’ve installed more than 400 hundred solar PV systems for homes and businesses – we’re pretty good at it now!

| The Team

Phil Powell

Technical Director

The founder of Gwent Energy CIC, Phil has a job history of working with the oil industry before realising it was unsustainable and he knew we had to change the way we power our homes.

As one of the original founders the Tintern Angiddy Project before funding was sadly cut short, Phil has always been involved with community projects and has an extensive network of friends and colleagues to liaise with.

Jon Townend

Project Manager | Business Development Manager

Jon has been a passionate advocate for community owned renewable projects for several years now. Having a strong background in renewable energy developments with founding One Wales Energy and being a partner in Oren Associates, we are pleased to have Jonathan on board with us.

Cyrene Powell

Media Design and Communications | Investor's Club Secretary

Cyrene handles Gwent Energy’s printed material, photography and social media. Despite being comfortable with a keyboard and mouse, she does not shy away from climbing tall scaffolding to work on the roof with a drill.

Cyrene is Chairperson of Bee Friendly Monmouthshire, is on the committee for Gwent Beekeepers CIO, and has her own website with her design portfolio and other work.

Glyn Thomas

Installation Supervisor

Glyn has been an independent installer for Gwent Energy CIC right from the beginning, more than ten years ago.

His knowledge and years of experience in a variety of construction methods, has been essential for many of Gwent Energy’s projects. From roof to ground, Glyn has always completed projects diligently.

Josh Thomas

Electricial Technician

Josh started his career working under the guidance of his father, Glyn Thomas, helping Gwent Energy install solar PV and battery storage systems all over South Wales. He has recently undertaken his Level 3 Electrical Course and is now a registered electrician for Gwent Energy CIC.

| The Trustees

All our Trustees are part of other environmental and community focused networks, such as the Transition Towns network. Their years of experience and advice are vital in shaping how Gwent Energy CIC works.

| Sue Parkinson

Trustee Secretary

| Haydn Cullen-Jones


| Glyn Parkhouse


| Anthony Perrett


| Marcus Perrin


Gwent Energy CIC shortlisted for Regional Solar PV Installer of the Year 2019!

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