Community hydro sharing again and the Hafod y Llan hydro is disappearing into the mountain

It was a lovely if dark evening to be introducing people to your hydro...but beats sitting in front of the telly

It was a lovely if dark evening to be introducing people to your hydro…but beats sitting in front of the telly

Last night and I was over in Hafod y Llan on Snowdon again. This time with the Bethesda community hydro which is being developed with the Ogwen Valley partnership. This 500 to 600kw potential hydro is in the middle of its feasibility stages. The National Trust are part of the project team and we are all looking to see if this old hydro site can be resurrected. The NT were hosting the meeting of the partnership at Hafod y Llan in order to share our experiences of building decent size hydro but also to show what a decent size hydro looks like. For me I also wanted to see how the work site on the mountain was regenerating after all the civil engineering work. I found myself saying “I think this is where the anchor block is’  … “the pipe probably goes this way” the plant recolonisation has been phenomenal over the whole hydro route.

...and yes we has 13t tonne diggers and machines over this site 8 months ago. the pipe route is under this place. I was a bit shocked at how quickly the site is regenerating.

…and yes we had 13t tonne diggers and machines over this site 8 months ago. The pipe route is under this place. I was a bit shocked at how quickly the site is regenerating.

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