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Nant Peris Hydro scheme nearing completion

Nant Peris Hydro scheme nearing completion

Work is proceeding apace on the Afon Gafr hydro scheme at Nant Peris, Snowdonia. Throughout the last six weeks, Renewables First has project managed the civil, mechanical and electrical engineering elements of the hydro scheme. The 350 KW Pelton turbine is now installed inside the newly constructed turbine house.

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Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

The Pershore Weir twin Archimedean screw hydropower scheme, designed and installed by Renewables First, was successfully commissioned on 20th August 2014 by Spaans Babcock. The scheme has since won an Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) award for innovation.

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Pershore Leisure Centre Hydro Powered

Pershore Leisure Centre Hydro Powered

One of the technical challenges of this project is getting electricity from the turbine house to the point of consumption at Pershore leisure centre on the opposite side of the river some distance away.

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Saddleworth Hydro penstock connection

Saddleworth Hydro penstock connection

The penstock is being connected to the existing pipe work within the valve house and will divert water (flow) towards the turbine house. The configuration of the pipework enables the asset owner to isolate the flow from the penstock at any time, thus maintaining the physical separation of the reservoir asset from the Dovestone hydro scheme.

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Pershore Weir hydro scheme commences

Pershore Weir hydro scheme commences

Given that the Archimedean Screws will sit adjacent to the main weir, water from the River Avon will be diverted to and away from the turbines via specially excavated inlet and outlet channels.

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