About Warm West
Find out more about Warm West and our work across the West Country. Warm West is run by Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes who are based near Port Talbot in South Wales. Together we work across Wales and the West Country to deliver a wide range of partnership-based regeneration and sustainable energy measures in the fight against fuel poverty.
Established in 2004 by the National Grid, Warm Wales was the first Community Interest Company (CIC) in Wales. Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes was set up in 2004 by National Grid as part of that company’s specific aim to meet its corporate responsibility to Government and deliver benefits to 1 million fuel poor homes. It chose to do this under the banner of the ‘Affordable Warmth’ Programme. Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes contributed to towards achieving this target.
Being a CIC means we have no shareholders’, instead any profits made are put back into the communities we serve. Our status also means that we bring a community centred approach to economic, social and environmental sustainability. We invest in the communities in which we work and leave a legacy of positive achievements.
Warm West (then known as Integrated Energy Solutions) came later as we started to work across the West Country in partnership with Wales & West Utilities. A small selection of our past projects from the region are included on this website.
The years since our launch have witnessed huge changes for the energy efficiency industry. Schemes such as The Energy Efficiency Commitment (EEC), The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT), The Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) 1 are just some of the schemes have that have been and gone; whilst others including ECO2 and EC02t are still with us.
Monitoring the availability of funding and assessing its suitability to aid communities is a key part of what we do. Being able to access grant aid from a number of sources enables us to provide innovative solutions for challenging projects. To find out more about Warm West take a look at our current projects and how we are assisting people in the West Country.