S&C shares renewable energy expertise for the benefit of Wales
May 18, 2012 – Swansea-based, S&C Electric Company Europe Ltd, announced today it has been selected as a member of the reconstituted RenewableUK Cymru Strategy Group.
The Group is made up of 19 member companies that are commited to delivering the Welsh Government’s renewable energy targets whist inputting ideas to the formation of future sustainable energy policies for Wales. S&C’s mission is to help the UK to transition to the low carbon economy, by maximising existing grid assets, and assimilating new renewable generation and demand technologies.
Andrew Jones, Managing Director, S&C Electric Company Europe has been invited to join the group to contribute his expertise and work alongside deputy director of RenewableUK Cymru, Llywelyn Rhys. Llywelyn leads the groups’ effort to ensure that all partners work closely together to overcome barriers to fulfilling current policies and targets and in building sustainable energy policies for the future.
Wales has 1,200 km of coastline, representing a significant natural advantage for wind and marine renewable energy resources. Wales currently generates 3TWh of electricity from renewables, with a further 5TWh either consented, under construction or in the planning process, which puts Wales on track to exceed its target of 7TWh by 2020.
Andrew Jones, Managing Director, S&C Electric Company Europe, said:
“S&C’s membership of this group further supports our commitment to the Welsh low carbon economy. At S&C we are dedicated to helping connect renewables technologies to the grid, in order to decarbonise our power supply. By joining the RenewableUK Cymru Strategy Group we hope to help Wales play a leading role in the roll-out of renewables technology, and benefit from the job and profit creation this exciting sector brings.”
Llywelyn Rhys, deputy director of RenewableUK Cymru, said:
“Wales has a specific set of energy challenges and opportunities, by working with companies who operate here in the energy sector we are able to provide tangible recommendations to ensure Wales is in the best place to meet its renewable energy targets cost effectively and profitably.”
As well as driving forward the renewables sector, S&C is also working to reduce its own operational emissions. The company has been awarded the ISO accredited CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) certification for measuring its UK carbon footprint and committing to a 10% improvement in carbon performance over the next five years.
About S&C Electric Company Europe
S&C Electric Company Europe is helping the UK to transition to the low carbon economy, by maximising existing grid assets, and assimilating distributed generation and demand technologies.
S&C Electric Company Europe Ltd, the European division of S&C Electric Company, applies the organisation’s 100 year heritage of innovation to address the challenges facing the world’s power grids and thus to shape the future of reliable electricity delivery.
RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 660 corporate members, RenewableUK is the leading renewable energy trade association in the UK. Wind has been the world’s fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions to prevent climate change.
RenewableUK Cymru is a branch of RenewableUK that was established in 2006 to help achieve Welsh Government renewable energy targets and influence future energy policy in Wales.