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Low Carbon Communities

Low Carbon Communities is an initiative launched by Bridgend County Borough Council to empower local communities to produce and share renewable electricity amongst participating households whilst helping to fight the climate crisis.

The council is developing a pioneering demonstration project that investigates how to set up low carbon communities and create local energy markets trading in locally produced and consumed renewable energy for the benefits of local residents.

Heat Pump Scheme

The project aims to demonstrate how your property can be transformed into a comfortable low cost eco-friendly home using the latest heating systems.

South Cornelly

South Cornelly has been chosen as the site for the first Low Carbon Communities demonstration. Homeowners within the village are being invited to take part in the trial. 


After the successful launch of the Local Energy Market project in South Cornelly 2021, the Low Carbon Communities initiative is continuing into a new phase of investigating the use of locally produced hydrogen to replace some of the gas currently used to heat our homes and cook our food.

Like the previous works on solar ventilation and Photovoltaic system, our new project aims to decarbonise South Cornelly using locally produced renewable energy.

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