Meidrim residents, Robert Minhinnick (red jacket), Robert Procter and Mali (left of plaque). Helen Williams (right of plaque) and guests standing in front of “Geraint Gwyllt”. Photograph credit to Roy Watkins https://www.roywatkinsphoto.com/
On Friday 21st September, Meidrim witnessed an unusual “naming ceremony”.
Having bussed attendees to the turbine, Robert Proctor, from Community Energy Wales and YnNi Teg expressed gratitude to all for attending the event and introduced Helen Williams (www.treasuredceremonies.co.uk) who then officiated. In this unique ceremony, poems were read by Ms. Williams and award – winning author and environmental campaigner Robert Minhinnick. Wales’s place in the production of energy and the significance of wheels in the name of the turbine were among topics featured in the short address.
The name plaque was unveiled by six-year old Mali, who won the naming competition with the name “Geraint Gwyllt”, or “Wild Geraint” after Welsh cycling champion Geraint Thomas.
Robert Proctor said ‘This is what a community energy is all about, members and local people are able to come and enjoy and connect with their local turbine. It was fantastic that so many people put themselves forward to taking part in the ceremony and made it a really special day for YnNi Teg.’
There is still the opportunity for people to invest in the turbine and become members of the co-operative but they only have until Friday the 28th of September!
By investing in the scheme, you will be helping us to achieve our mission of developing a clean energy future, mitigating climate change, building stronger, more resilient communities in Wales, and spreading the benefit of ownership across society rather than in the hands of the few.
You can apply for anything between £100 and £100,000 in shares. Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for shares, and as a shareholder you automatically become a member of our society and can take part in member meetings and help to make decisions about what the Society should be doing. You will also be able to take advantage of the opportunity to earn returns of around 5% and own a little piece of ‘Geraint Gwyllt’!