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About WREN

WREN is a not-for-profit co-operative, owned and run by its members, working to transform energy from an individual cost to a collective asset. See 'Why WREN' for a fuller account.

WREN works to raise income from renewable generation for local projects, to help cut energy use (and fuel bills), and to bring the wider economic benefits that come the early adoption of the low carbon economy, including high value employment.

WREN’s own income is directed to those community projects and investments chosen by its members.
WREN has three broad principles:
  • WREN is for everyone in the locality, not just for those already concerned with these issues.
  • WREN seeks to save and generate energy at a scale that will have a meaningful impact upon the population’s actual consumption.
  • WREN subjects itself to rigorous external evaluation.


Two WREN directors wrote about the setting up and first six months of WREN, published in 'Green Building' in 2011.

Creating Low Carbon Towns

Stephen Frankel (chair of WREN) and Jerry Clark (WREN technical director), outline how WREN came into being and its vision for the future.  The article was published in the Spring 2011 issue of ‘Green Building’.

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WREN Flies

Jerry Clark, WREN’s technical director, offers an overview of WREN’s achievements in the past 6 months. The article was published in the Autumn 2011 issue of ‘Green Building’ and is a follow up to ‘Creating low carbon towns’.

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Latest News

Wadebridge Energy Company partners with South West Water

For the first time in nearly ninety years, Wadebridge will have its own electricity generating company. Wadebridge Energy Company will install solar panels on roofs and is working with South West Water on an installation to power one of its treatment works.



£10,000 grants for local causes

£10,000 from the Middle Treworder solar farm has been presented to eight community groups in the Wadebridge area.


Vote for locally owned energy

The Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) has applied for two grants from Energyfund Cornwall to make a significant step forward for locally-owned community energy. However, to have a chance of winning them it needs to demonstrate support through on-line voting by its supporters for both projects. 




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