I visited Margam Green Energy Plant and met with power station workers and was briefed about the environmental benefits of the plant and its support to
the local area, via a £350,000 Community Benefit Fund.
The 40MW power station uses waste wood to generate renewable electricity for homes and businesses via the National Grid. It’s the first power station of its type to be built in Wales and employs 25 people.
Renewable energy projects, such as the Margam Green Energy Plant, are helping Wales to get to net zero and at the same time are modernising the country’s energy infrastructure. It was great to learn more about how waste wood is being used to generate electricity and to see how the Margam plant is working with Neath Port Talbot Council to bring additional benefits to the local community.