What is Ynni Lleol?
Ynni Lleol Is a community project that, by helping you match your electricity use with power from a local hydro plant, will enable you to take control of your electricity bills while supporting local renewable energy.
How Does it Work?
When you sign up to Ynni Lleol you become part of an Energy Club. The club is made up of members of your community, plus a local hydro plant. As a member, you’ll have a free smart meter fitted in your home that will measure when you’re using electricity as well as how much – helping you buy power in a better way.
If members of the club use power when the hydro is generating, the hydro power plant receives 7p/ per kWh (kilowatt hour) of energy. The energy the hydro produces will be shared evenly between all the homes using electricity at that time and each home will pay that 7p/kWh for their share. That’s about half the average price of electricity in the UK, but more than the hydro would usually receive for selling it – so everyone wins!
Any extra power required by a household will be provided by Cooperative Energy, on what is known as a ‘time of use tariff’. On this tariff, the day is split into four chunks during which time electricity is different prices – you pay more at popular times (breakfast and tea time) and less when it’s quieter.
Ynni Lleol organises a number of events, for example the Energy Saving Fair, where people had a chance to discuss opportunities to save energy intra- home with local experts.
Page updated: 01/11/19