Renewable energy pipe dreams

the 600m of pipes arrived today. the local farmer is taking them up the mountain tomorrow. the civils contrcator comes from 5 miles away. the engineers come brome Crickhowel and the turbine has been ordered from Swansea. This is 'our' hydro!

The 600m of pipes arrived today. The local farmer is taking them up the mountain tomorrow. The civils contractor comes from 5 miles away. The engineers come from Crickhowell and the turbine has been ordered from Swansea. This is ‘our’ hydro!

A pipe dream is according to those in the know ‘an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme’ I suppose i have misquoted as our dreams over here are being delivered through pipes… and cables, and buildings and most of all people. The last couple of days have seen the two community hydros but also the National Trust biomass turn into a pipe reality. In Bethesda the local contractor is in-stream working on the new intake for the 900mm pipes. We are working with Natural Resources Wales on the new intake structure perched just above the Ogwen falls. In Llanberis today all of our pipes arrived on site ready to go up the mountain tomorrow for the community hydro. Back at HQ (or Penrhyn Castle) the hundreds of meters of heat-main for the new biomass system are now being buried. It really is flat-out. The 30kw Gelli Iago 500m pipe route is nearing completion… what is unique about this pipe route? It’s been hand dug (it can be done!)

Meanwhile over the mountain in Bethesda the local contrcator has started on the intake whils the water is low. getting the site ready fro the 14" weir as we are using a natural step in the rock to make up most of the drop. we have employed a project manager from the village for this job.

Meanwhile over the mountain in Bethesda the local contractor has started on the intake while the water is low. Getting the site ready for the 14 inch weir as we are using a natural step in the rock to make up most of the drop. We have employed a project manager from the village for this job who is supported by a National Trust volunteer.

looking like duck nests the hundres of meters of heat main are waitng to be buried to join the new biomass being built in the car park with the Neo-norman castle.

Meanwhile back at Penrhyn castle and looking like duck nests are the hundreds of meters of heat main which are waiting to be buried to join the new biomass being built-in the car park with the Neo-norman castle.

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