Whats the value of a hydro? Snowdon and Hafod y Porth

We had a look see at the progress of the Hafod y Porth (also called Craflwyn) hydro. Another couple of weeks and we can strat building the wier. Half the pipes are now on site and work can start accellerating

We had a look-see at the progress of the Hafod y Porth (also called Craflwyn) hydro. Another couple of weeks and we can start building the weir. Half the pipes are now on site and work can start accelerating

Yesterday was a day of looking and discussing. We had someone up from the Cardiff Business School who is under taking a socio-economic study of the value of hydros to the Welsh Economy. They are looking at the current and future potential, threats and value of this renewable energy technology. For a conservation organisation like ourselves the benefits are multi layered but mostly in reducing our carbon emissions, demonstrating what can be achieved in sensitive landscapes and giving us the resources to look after our special places. It will be interesting to see how this piece of work develops

Had a walk up to the Hafod y Llan hydro weir and on the way you pass this old water mill high on the slopes of Snowdon. Wheel pit is on the left of the building. The power from this mill was used to process copper ore. The mill is about 50m below our weir point...no such thing as a new idea!

Had a walk up to the Hafod y Llan hydro weir with the researcher from the Cardiff Business School and on the way we passed this old water-mill high on the slopes of Snowdon. Wheel pit is on the left of the building. The power from this mill was used to process copper ore. The mill is about 50m below our weir point…no such thing as a new idea!

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One Response to Whats the value of a hydro? Snowdon and Hafod y Porth

  1. Calvin says:

    And a great day out it was too…

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