Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) Ltd is a not-for-profit company engaged in increasing the take up and sharing the benefits of renewable energy in the Wadebridge and Padstow network area (see map). It is led by volunteers on the Board of Directors (click to see the team) and has over 1,100 members.  For more information, click here.

We currently have four main strands of activity:

  • the Net Zero Community Project which is investigating how to achieve net zero carbon in our community (click here);
  • the Energy Equality Project which is investigating new rooftop solar installations and a peer-to-peer energy trading mechanism (click here);
  • promoting electric vehicles and chargers (click here);
  • administering the community funds contributed by local commercial wind and solar farms (click here).


Energy crisis star

Energy Clinic

With the energy crisis making everyone aware of the cost of energy and plunging many people into severe financial problems, WREN has started up an 'Energy Clinic'. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, from 10am to 1pm, you'll find us in the John Betjeman Centre, Southern Way, Wadebridge,  We've teamed up with partners, especially Community Energy Plus, to offer a range of information and advice. Just drop in to see us and we'll do our best to help.




We thought you might like to see how renewable energy is contributing to meet UK electricity demand, so here's a display linked to GridWatch.co.uk.