Welsh distributor goes with the wind

Erecting the latest turbine at D J Davies Ammanford depot
Erecting the latest turbine at D J Davies Ammanford depot
Formed in 1971 D J Davies Fuels has diversified to offer its customers a range of energy products including fuel, coal, biomass and wind; a new turbine was recently erected beside the company’s Ammanford depot.
The company’s first turbine was erected in December 2014 and now supplies power to 400 homes.
Asked why the company had gone down the wind route, owner Alan Davies said:  “There were several reasons, the primary one being that as an energy business it seemed to be a natural step for us to go into renewables.
“Adding other energies such as biomass and wind gives us a more balanced portfolio and of course with wind, there are financial incentives.”  The company also belongs to a consortium operating a further 15 wind turbines which provide power to 25,000 homes.
All types of biomass are supplied – firewood, logs, kindling wood and wood chip delivery for which there will shortly be by a dedicated vehicle.
“Demand for renewables is certainly growing in this region and in many other areas around the UK and Ireland,” said Alan. “We have many customers who have already made the transition from oil to biomass.
“ I do feel that fossil fuels are under the cosh; we’ve not reached our carbon reduction targets – so the cosh will continue. I think diversity is the way forward.”