A UTTOXETER student has been drafted in to help with an innovative community hydro-electric project in north Wales.
Richard Dallison, who is from Uttoxeter and studied at Thomas Alleyne's High School, is reading geography at Bangor University.
And, as part of his degree, he is helping to promote and run the project in Abergwyngregyn.
Three residents of the small village are developing a 270kw community-owned hydroelectric plant in the Anafon Valley.
The venture will generate enough green energy to power 230 houses and the Ynni Anafon Energy Cyf, the independent group set up to run the project, will offer shares to the public.
More information is available online at www.anafonhydro.co.uk and www.abergwyngregyn.org.uk