Solihull/London (15/10/18) Youngsters at a South Wales youth centre are looking forward to a brighter and much safer future thanks to energy firm UK Power Reserve (UKPR). EPS Construction, a trusted partner of UKPR, installed the lighting at Llwynpia Boys and Girls Club.
Llwynypia Boys and Girls Club, a community organisation in the village near Tonypandy, aims to provide local young people with opportunities to broaden their horizons. Recently refurbished internally, it was in desperate need of new external lighting around its main building when UKPR stepped in.
As the owner and operator of a small-scale gas-fired power station nearby UKPR, part of the Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries Group, were keen to get involved to help out the local community. UKPR’s local site ensures the lights stay on for the neighbouring towns and villages and has now secured the safe lighting of Llwynpia club at the heart of the community.
The club originally opened to Boys in 1929 and now offers a range of activities, to Boys and Girls from the local area, including canoeing, badminton and cookery classes. The club provides children with a supportive environment to develop skills, make friends and maintain an active lifestyle.
EPS Construction Ltd are HV and LV Electrical Contractors based in Swansea, but operate all over the UK and Ireland, currently EPS Construction Ltd manage all of UKPR’s sites across England and Wales.
David Addis from Llwynpia Boys and Girls Club said “We are thrilled local businesses have pulled together to support the club. We want to ensure we can continue to offer a safe and welcoming environment to young people in South Wales and their support ensures we can keep open in the dark winter evenings.”
Sam Wither, Head of UKPR added “We want to ensure we have a minimal negative impact in the communities where we operate and are delighted when we can offer some positive support to local community groups and charities. The Llwynpia Boys and Girls Club offers great opportunities for young people and is a worthy cause for our support.”
Jonathan Fleming, Director, from EPS Contractors noted “We were more than happy to offer our services to this fantastic group at the heart of the community. They do commendable work for the area and offer a variety of opportunities to local young people.”
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About UK Power Reserve
UK Power Reserve is the leading provider of flexibility to the UK energy system. Our 1013MW portfolio of low carbon, decentralised assets include 120MW of battery storage, one of the biggest in Europe. With rapid response, low cost assets located close to centres of demand, we are improving competition and delivering value to consumers. An innovative, disruptive voice in energy, UK Power Reserve is advancing its ambitious growth plans in the UK and beyond.
UK Power Reserve is part of the Sembcorp group, a leading utilities, marine and urban development group, present across five continents. As an integrated energy player, Sembcorp provides solutions across the energy and utilities value chain, with a focus on the Gas & Power, Renewables & Environment and Merchant & Retail sectors. In addition, Sembcorp is a world leader in offshore and marine engineering, as well as an established brand name in urban development. Sembcorp Industries has total assets of over S$22 billion (£12.3 billion) and over 7,000 employees. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, it is a component stock of the Straits Times Index, several MSCI and FTSE indices, as well as the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.
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