We are absolutely thrilled to be part of the Welsh Government’s Renewable Energy Developers (RED) programme which will guide the next phase of delivery led by Wales’ publicly owned renewable energy developer. 

The Welsh Government has appointed Dulas and a number of other industry experts to its Renewable Energy Developer (RED) Programme, to be responsible for delivering environmental assessments for several significant renewable energy projects across Wales.  

The RED Programme will develop wind projects on publicly owned land, supporting the Welsh Government’s commitment to renewable generation delivering tangible benefits to Wales, leading the way in the UK in having a publicly owned renewables developer. 

Dulas will work closely with other experts from WSP, Mott MacDonald, LUC, Temple, JCTR and Axis over the next four years to support the identification and delivery of the projects, providing several key services across environment, transport, planning and heritage specialisms. 

The focus is on securing the required environment and planning consent orders to implement energy projects, while advising on the wider planning, transport, ecology, forestry, cultural heritage and social value elements associated with the schemes. 

Delivering social value is another important element of the RED Programme which has community and environmental values at its heart, creating jobs and economic value by working with local businesses and suppliers. 

Julie James, Minister for Climate Change, said:

“I am pleased to announce that we have appointed experts from across the industry to oversee projects by Wales’ publicly owned renewable energy developer company. Their expertise will help deliver our ambitious target to generate over a gigawatt of locally owned energy generation by 2030, and our manifesto commitment to generate at least an additional 100 MW by 2026. I thank all of our new framework members for showing their commitment to their role and look forward to seeing their work in action.” 

Andy Skipton-Carter, Head of Consultancy at Dulas, said:

“With an HQ in the heart of Wales and 40 years’ experience of delivering successful renewable energy projects across Wales, we are thrilled to be part of the RED Programme which will support the Welsh Government in meeting its renewable energy commitments. We look forward to collaborating with other consortium members and helping to deliver clean energy projects, securing a long-term green energy future for the people of Wales.”