Gareth is EV Chargepoint Coordinator at Carmarthenshire Energy, where he has worked with a number of organisations in all sectors on EV chargepoints. He is a chartered engineer and has spent most of his career working with renewable and community energy. He is a director of Seren Energy where he has worked on a number of community energy projects and is also a director of other community energy organisations such as Swansea Community Energy And Enterprise Scheme and Ynni Teg.
Dr Neil Lewis
Neil works for Carmarthenshire Energy Ltd (CEL). His passion for energy efficiency and renewables has led to him driving electric cars since 2012, covering 120,000 miles the length and breadth of England and Wales. He frequently contributes to events and broadcasts about EVs. Advising the “Senedd Economy and Advisory Committee” to adopt EVs as a priority and show leadership. Read more here.
He was a recent nominee as Cynnal Cymru’s “Sustainability Champion”.
Gareth has managed projects for the multi-award winning The Green Valleys CIC since 2010, enthusing, advising and supporting community-led projects from initial ideas through to successful completion. As Regional Client Manager for the Welsh Governments’ Resource Efficient Wales scheme, he worked across six south Wales local authority areas and with a broad range of community clients to reduce energy consumption from community buildings and currently manages the Interreg ECCO project for The Green Valleys CIC, engaging with European project partners on the development of new energy cooperatives, including TrydaNi.
Robert Proctor is the Business Development Manager for Community Energy Wales and has helped to set up the organisation which now has over 50 members throughout Wales. He is also the Director of a Community Wind project YnNi Teg in Carmarthenshire which generates enough electricity for 650 homes. Prior to this he was the Programme Director for the award winning Renew Wales programme which had supported over 400 communities in Wales take action on climate change. He has over 14 years’ experience working in the community and environmental sector and has specialised in Community Energy over the last 5 years.
Jon is the Business Development Manager and a certified EV charge point installer for Gwent Energy CIC, a community interest company that operates a small network of EV CPs in SE Wales.
He also works for Ynni Teg Cyf, a community energy society that offers support to other organisations developing more complex energy projects in Wales. He was formerly managing director of a commercial renewable energy development company that delivered c.90MWp of generating capacity at sites across the UK.
Meet our collaborators
Meet our collaborators
Meleri is the Chief Officer of Partneriaeth Ogwen a social enterprise developing regeneration projects in the Dyffryn Ogwen area. She is a founding Director of Ynni Ogwen and won the Sustain Wales Sustainability Champion Award & the Regen Green Energy Pioneer Award in 2019.
Mick is a director of Open Newtown and is leading on a new project to develop EV car clubs and community owned charge points across north Powys. Previously he has worked within the social finance and renewable energy sectors.
Phil is Technical Director of Gwent Energy CIC and a firm believer in renewable energy to benefit the community, and has installed more than 1MW of solar for community organisations that deliver vital services to disadvantaged areas across Wales, complete with car charging facilities.
Jed Needs is director of The Green Valleys, and a passionate advocate for community energy and local energy resilience.
Following two years working with Ynni Ogwen developing energy efficiency and green projects in Bethesda, Beca now works as the Membership and Communications officer for Community Energy Wales. She is active in her community, volunteering with several organisations from the Energy Local club to the Food Bank.