Dec 19 2008 WalesOnline
A REMOTE Welsh village with less than 10 properties has been connected to mains electricity for the first time.
The National Grid said Abergeirw in Gwynedd was the final village in its network to be fully connected.
A five-mile stretch of 95 poles was erected earlier this month, allowing residents to enjoy their first mains-powered Christmas.
Until now, occupants of the mountain village’s nine properties - between Dolgellau and Trawsfynedd - have relied on noisy diesel generators for electricity, however these provided only an inconsistent supply of power.