Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA, Wales)


The Charity

Severn Wye Energy Agency is an independent, national charity and not-for-profit company which aims to promote sustainable energy and affordable warmth through partnership, awareness-raising, innovation and strategic action.

The charity’s aim is to help everyone within the communities it serves to enjoy the benefits that energy can bring, without reducing the ability of future generations to do the same.

Originally established in 1999 under the European Commission SAVE programme, Severn Wye works with a wide range of clients and funders – from private businesses and government bodies, through to local community groups, charity organisations and schools.

Main Activities

The Charity runs a portfolio of projects covering energy efficiency, renewable energy, affordable warmth and sustainable transport mainly focusing on areas like Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Wales – although it works across the UK on other projects. The charity also manages a free, local and impartial energy advice line for householders.

Severn Wye’s charitable aims

  • The advancement of education for the public benefit in relation to energy conservation, energy efficiency and the use of renewable sources of energy.
  • The relief of fuel poverty and the preservation and protection of health by promoting the efficient use of energy and use of renewable sources of energy.


Andy Bull an example of passion in the field of Sustainable Development

Last year’s Roger Léron Award winner, Andy Bull declared that “those motivated to take action in this field don’t do it because we might get an award one day, but because it is the right thing to do for the future of our children”

Regional Visions of Biogas for 2030 – BiogasAction Final Video

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Unlocking the Potential of Biogas for the Energy Transition – BiogasAction Final Conference

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A guide on good practice to boost energy efficiency

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Best Practices

Fighting energy poverty through users engagement on the Energy Market – ASSIST2GETHER

The Severn Wye Energy Agency is engaged in the ASSIST2GETHER Project, working on the improvement of energy efficiency and tackling energy poverty.

Severn Wye: Sustainable Communities Wales

Read how Severn Wye Energy Agency is providing free expert support and feasibility studies to 150 communities in Wales for the energy efficiency improvements of their communal buildings through the Sustainable Communities Wales programme.

Target 2020 efficiency programme in English counties

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Biogas Action – Utilising Existing Slurry Storage Facilities in Wales

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ASSIST 2GETHER: Home Energy Advisors Training Guidelines

Read ASSIST 2GETHER’s report and get inspired by their approach to Energy Poverty and Home Energy Advisors (HEA) training.

ASSIST 2GETHER: Vulnerable Consumers and Fuel Poverty Report

Read the report produced by the EU project ASSIST2GETHER to know more about the roots and potential solutions to Energy Poverty.


The BiogasAction Final Conference

Join us at the Conference and learn how the BiogasAction experts stimulated the development of biogas in 9 European regions.


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