Plaid Cymru pledges to create a national energy company— Ynni Cymru


Rhun ap Iorwerth (Welsh Parliament)

Plaid Cymru MS Rhun ap Iorwerth has outlined his party's plans to found a new national energy company— Ynni Cymru— on Ynys Môn.


Ynni Cymru, an energy project development company, would follow a model similar to Transport for Wales or the Development Bank for Wales.


Rhun ap Iorwerth, who is the current Senedd member for Ynys Môn, said that the plans would boost the local economy, while helping the nation reach its climate change targets.


“These are ambitious but workable plans that will help Wales tackle the climate emergency whilst creating high-skilled, well-paid jobs as part of a sustainable economic recovery.” he said.


“Wales has a vast amount of natural wealth but we need to reap those benefits for local communities, for Wales and for our environment,"


'Energy Atlas'


Rhun ap Iorwerth also said that a Plaid government would commission a national inventory of green energy potential— an Energy Atlas— to identify possible new projects and developments.


“[Ynni Cymru] would be responsible for mapping out an Energy Atlas – a national inventory of green energy potential that will allow us to identify opportunities to develop new Welsh firms and community energy projects," he said.


“Tidal energy, off our southern and northern coasts, including the exciting projects off the Anglesey coast, would form a major part of this, as well as mapping green hydrogen potential and increasing offshore wind generation."