Energy projects in Wales

By harnessing the power of nature and being careful with the energy we use, the places we find special can be beautiful forever. Here are just some of the projects we've been working on.

The water-wheel at Aberdulais Falls viewed at ground level

Countryfile switches on giant electric waterwheel 

BBC One's Countryfile makes a splash with the largest electricity generating waterwheel in Europe at Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall.

The hydro turbine at Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia

Turning water into a conservation win 

Find out how we're powering our places in Wales with hydro electricity.

Visitors walking in the garden at Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales

Plas Newydd mansion powered by sea energy 

We’ve built the UK’s largest marine source heat pump so we can use the sea to warm up a Welsh mansion. It's part of our ongoing programme to use more renewable energy.

View over the grass maze to the terraces and south front at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys

Green gardening at Powis Castle 

Now generating more energy than it uses, the National Trust's Powis Castle in Wales, could be one of the first energy self-sufficient nurseries in Britain.

The Biomass boiler at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

Our guide to renewable energy 

We use renewable energy schemes at a number of our places. Find out more about the different types of green energy and how they work.