Another hydro completed. National Trust Hafod y Porth 100kw hydro now generating…looking good as well!

Caynon runner (wheel) in a hydrolite case and spear valves (water jets). this is the first 100kw'r they have built

A Canyon runner (wheel) in a Hydrolite case and spear valves (water jets). This is the first 100kw’r they’ve built

Friday and it was G59 time. Or in non jargon it was the day Scottish Power the network / grid operator witness tested and signed off  the Hafod y Porth 100kw (or for accuracy Cathryn) 99.5kw hydro. Few hours later what happened? The heavens opened and we got proper rain and we were making renewable energy. Perfect! Its been a good project. John Millen, Wynne, NT Estate team, TGV Hydro, Hydrolite, GH Jones, Ellergreen Hydro, Datris made this happen. Some polishing left to do but looks like we are under budget and also have some lessons from this hydro to move on to the next one.

Our Pilot projects are now all coming to completion within the Renewable energy Investment program. (Plas Newydd, Croft Castle, and now Hafod y Porth completed) only weeks to go for Stickle Ghyll Hydro and Ikworth Biomass… and then? We evaluate and hopefully move into some serious renewables early next year.

Dave, Rhys, Aron... have the polish out getting the finish we want. not so much polish as drystone walls, seeding, gates, fences and the list goes on

The  Rangers and estate team Dave, Rhys, Aron… have the polish out getting the finish we all want. Not so much polish as dry-stone walls, seeding, gates, fences and the list goes on

The prefab weir bedding in nicely into its environmental. few more months and it will disappear into the background

The prefab weir bedding in nicely into its environmental. A few more months and it will disappear into the background

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One Response to Another hydro completed. National Trust Hafod y Porth 100kw hydro now generating…looking good as well!

  1. Leigh Freeman says:

    Great work guys… Wettens my tastebuds for Aberdulais… Should be completed soon! Keep up the great work Keith and co!

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