AN independent company based in Machynlleth has been key to keeping the lights on and the water flowing in Wales.

Dulas, a renewables cooperative, has been working closely with Dŵr Cymru/Welsh Water to ensure continuity of service from all the utility giant’s renewable installations.

Welsh Water has invested heavily in renewable energy over the years and is committed to generating significant portions of its energy use from low carbon technologies.

It is essential these plants continue to provide water and energy to the nation’s homes, and Dulas’s workforce has been working around the clock to ensure operational assets remain optimised, even during this period of increased domestic demand. Their routine maintenance checks and activities are now more important than ever, especially now the vast majority of the public are working from home, putting more pressure on resources.

Ruth Chapman, managing director of Dulas, said: “As a company, we are proud to do what we can to support the country through the Covid-19 crisis. Our staff are all highly trained and have extensive experience of working with large scale utility renewables, so the nation can rest assured they are in the best hands. All our workers in the field adhere to detailed risk assessments, and wear strict PPE while continuing to deliver excellent service to businesses across Wales.”