see….its not all sunshine and flip flops in the world of hydros

its amazing how long you can spend talking about drysone walls when you know you have a long walk ahead of you. If you look carefully you can see the 40mph snow coming in from the left. Still...it was better than the office!

its amazing how long you can spend talking about dry-stone walls when you know you have a long walk ahead of you. If you look carefully you can see the 40 mph snow coming in from the left. Still…it was better than being in the office! A potential biomass in a mansion looks so much simpler (and warmer) on a day like this! (Image – Sabine Nouvet )

We have plenty of images of sapphire blue skies and tranquil waters whilst out doing the job we do in this blog. Last week was a bit more like it. Snow laden lazy wind (too lazy to go around you and so it cuts straight through you) A team of us were high up in Nantgwynant looking at some of the potential sites. This was more of an induction for our new project manager Rob who starts in a month or so. The weather was playing ball and giving everyone the authentic experience! My eye balls were hurting by the time we got down!

We have two sites in the planning process at the moment. We should have them finalised to add to the Berthen Hydro in the next few weeks. the cold dry weather means the Snowdon hydro is on go slow for now (1.64Gwh so far and not reached 12 months of generation yet) we are currently planning the next 18 months of work and seeing how the hydro packages and biomass slot together in Wales (oh and a couple of mansion sized PV’s as well) Alex is working on something special and simple as a pilot on a holiday cottage. More from Alex later!

But...you do get good moments in bad days. This was the day after in Cwm Idwal when we went out looking for snow with the children! Summer is nice....but so is winter!

But…you do get good moments in bad weather. This was the day after in Cwm Idwal when we went out looking for snow with the children! Summer is nice….but so is winter!

...and the wether got even more authentic as the day went on. John (in the red) wanting two sugars in his tea!

…and the weather got even more authentic as the day went on. John I think (in the red) wanting two sugars in his tea! Emma and Mike in the background with Rob appreciating a nice day in the mountains (Image Sabine Nouvet)

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