Project duration: 2013 – ongoing

In 2013, the Welsh Government commissioned Regen to design a survey process and undertake an assessment of the number of renewable energy installations in Wales.  We used our data analysis expertise gained from over 10 years of producing our south west Progress Report, to create a process for gathering the necessary information in Wales and supplied the Welsh Government with a database detailing individual projects across the country.

For 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 we have been repeating the study, adding analysis of local ownership of renewable energy projects, trends of fossil fuel electricity generation, and progress towards Wales’ renewable energy targets. The study analyses how the energy generation capacity in Wales has changed over time, in order to support the development of their energy policy, helping to evidence the economic, community and environmental benefits from the development of Welsh energy projects.

Progress In Wales

In the latest study for 2018, it has been found that Wales has reached the milestone of 50% of its electricity consumption being generated by renewable electricity. This has risen from 19% in 2014 and is well on the way to meeting the 70% target in 2030.

You can view and download the latest reports in English or in Welsh here.

Capture  Energy Generation Wales Report ENGLISH 1.7

We have also produced quick-summary ‘Energy Generation in Wales in 5 minutes’ versions, click here for the 2019 publication in English or Welsh.









Welsh Gov

For more information about Renewable energy in Wales, contact  Joel Venn at


People on this project

Joel Venn
Head Analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…

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