Tag Archives: Hafod y Porth Hydro

The National Trust’s research ambitions. Knowing more, to look after what we all care for better

Yesterday and it was Manchester. I attended one of the three workshops the National Trust is holding on its journey to setting itself up as an accredited Independent Research Organisation but also developing on its new research strategy into a … Continue reading

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So… What is the Human Toxicity Potential of a Hydro? National Trust find out

The title of this blog suggests an exotic impact from our recent hydro development but as reported in the earlier blog we have been working with Bangor University and Trinity University Dublin to understand  a whole plethora of potential impacts … Continue reading

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quick update on the Hafod y Porth Hydro – 250,000kwh in 6 months!!!!!!!

The Hafod y Porth Hydro was commissioned at the end of Oct 2014. I was there yesterday with John Millen to have a look-see. we where there to look at how the landscaping was bedding in, grassing over and generally … Continue reading

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One in a million… hopefully several more. National Trust Hydro

Wynn from the farm kindly sent me this image today. In 2478 hours of generation time we passed the million kilowatt-hour mark (1,000,000 kwh = 1000 Mwh = 1 Gwh) and to think in real terms we have only been … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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30 days and we should be making lots of renewable energy

Popped over the mountain today (weeell it was nice and sunny… i have been rained on enough to earn the right choose my days) The Hafod y Porth hydro is all go. There must have been 20 people on site today. … Continue reading

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Our 100kw hydro is now marching accross the mountain. Hafod y Porth progress

Today was a mountain day. Out with John Millen the project manager to see the progress on the Hafod y Porth (also called Craflwyn) hydro. Progress has been made! Turbine building is coming along a pace. I know how slow … Continue reading

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