In 2014 the Wadebridge Energy Company was established to enable the benefits of renewable generation, both domestic and community scale, to be retained locally. It has developed a 100kW solar array at Nanstallon to power a South West Water sewage treatment works next door. It provides around £500 community benefit each year to Lanivet parish council.

The company is underpinned by the following fundamental purposes:

  • Build community and energy resilience
  • Increase community-owned renewable energy
  • Reduce the number of residents in fuel poverty
  • Retain the financial benefit locally
  • Contribute to the alleviation of climate change