A tale of 3 hydros…sorry meant 8

The stunning clapper bridge at the base of the Afon y cwm waterfall. the pipe and the turbine building will be round the corner and wont impact this idilic part of the area

The stunning clapper bridge at the base of the Afon y Cwm lower waterfall. The pipe and the turbine building will be round the corner and wont impact this idyllic part of the area

As we near the finish line with the Hafod y Llan hydro work has now started with the nearby Afon y Cwm (also known as Craflwyn and Hafod y Porth…depends where your standing!)  100kw hydro. The rangers Dave and Aron have been out pegging the route, putting the tree protection fencing in and plotting the site compound. Alan from GH Jones is moving his machinery from Hafod y Llan over to Craflwyn. This is much less challenge site. Hopefully the weather will play ball

The 640kw Hafod y Llan hydro is now only a couple of weeks away from its commissioning phase. testing, adjusting and generally fettling

The 640kw Hafod y Llan hydro is now only a couple of weeks away from its commissioning phase. testing, adjusting and generally fettling will be the next months

But we carry on with the search for the  sustainable ‘Kw’. Five more sites are currently being looked at as potential hydros. Impact (inc. visual) Ecology and build ability being king in our decision-making process. More to come on this in the coming months. Some sites will fall by the wayside as we develop our feasibility work (as it should be!)

I wonder? One of the many sites we are reviewing. Many of the sites will fail at the fist tests in terms of impact

I wonder? One of the many sites we are reviewing. Many of the sites will fail and not progress beyond the ‘I wonder phase?’  

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2 Responses to A tale of 3 hydros…sorry meant 8

  1. Dear Keith, Please let me know if you need any help with your feasibility studies. We are currently involved in various hydro projects in Wales. Perhaps we could compare notes sometime. Regards, Keith Tibbitts, Renewables First.

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