About Us

Awel Aman Tawe

Awel Aman Tawe (AAT) has over 20 years’ experience of researching, developing and delivering projects that address the climate emergency. Based in the Amman Valley in south Wales, we believe in driving forward a shift towards a greener, fairer economy and enabling communities to be more resilient. Working through Awel and Egni Co-ops, AAT staff have developed a community wind farm (Awel) and a portfolio of nearly 100 rooftop solar sites (Egni) that not only help generate cheaper, greener electricity, but also help to fund our education and arts programmes. We run a community EV transport scheme and our new eco-centre Hwb y Gors will be a sustainable hub for creatives, educators, entrepreneurs and the local community. The quality of our work has been recognised nationally and internationally by a growing number of prestigious awards.

Awel and Egni Co-ops

We have established two of the largest renewable energy co-operatives in the UK – Awel (our wind energy co-op) and Egni Co (our rooftop solar co-op). We have raised over £8 million in community shares to build….

Hwb y Gors

Hwb y Gors is our new co-working community hub with facilities for arts, education and enterprise. We will be opening in 2023. So watch this space!

Education

Our education programme ‘We are Energy Warriors’ engages primary and secondary age pupils in climate change and energy reduction. Through a series of bilingual workshops and experiences, pupils are empowered to:

  • take action to reduce energy consumption in school;
  • to be ambitious and ethical thinkers who care about Wales and the world
  • and to be enterprising, creative and confident in spreading their message.

Taith – our community transport scheme

Transport is a major issue in our area, with a very limited bus service. We operate an electric community transport scheme to help people to solve this problem and will be developing a car club. We focus our support on vulnerable groups such as people with learning difficulties, disabled people, carers and the elderly. We have an electric 7-seater with disabled access and car. We will have 4 charge points at Hwb y Gors. We also have a fleet of electric bikes. We work with other community transport schemes in south wales.

Some of our Recent Awards

Community Energy England and Wales Awards 2022: Finalist – Scaling Up

UK Solar and Storage Awards, 2022: Winner Best Community Group.

British Chamber of Commerce 2021: Regional Winner Saving the Planet

Wales Environment Awards 2021: Winner – Best community group

Social Enterprise UK Awards 2019: Environmental Organisation of the Year

Wales Sustainability Academy Awards 2019: Winner – Best Renewable Energy Project

Neath Port Talbot Business Awards, 2018: Winner – Clean Energy 

Swansea City Bay Region Start-Up Awards, 2018: Winner

Social Enterprise Wales Start-Up Awards, 2018: Winner

Regen Green Energy Awards, 2018: Winner – Best Community Energy Project

Wales Green Energy Awards, 2016: Winner – Engaging the Community

Wales Council for Voluntary Action Awards, 2016: Winner – Best Fundraising

Plunkett Foundation, 2016: Best Co-op in Wales

Community Energy England & Wales Awards, 2015: Best Project.

Meet the Team

Dan McCallum

Manager

Felicity Crump

Deputy Manager

Emily Hinshelwood

Creative Director

Carl Richards

Finance Officer

Lisa Jones

Finance Officer

Jen James

Education Officer

Louise Griffiths

Community Engagement Officer

Mike Switzer

Solar Development Director

Rosie Gillam

Egni Development Officer & Egni Director

Ellie Critchley

Solar Development Officer

Sachá Petrie

Community Transport Officer

Christine Burden

Community Transport Officer/ Driver

Michael Lukes

Community Transport Driver

Ilona Shadrach

Administrative Officer

Bethan Edwards

Chair of Trustees

Alun Lloyd

Trustee Treasurer

Dr Catrin Maby OBE MEI FRSA

Trustee

Caroline McGurgan

Trustee

Katie Powis

Trustee

Helen Roach 

Trustee

Brian Jones

Trustee

Martin Jervis

Trustee

Chris Johnes

Trustee

David Stonehouse

Trustee

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