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Community Hydro scheme’s grand opening at Dove Stone

Community Hydro scheme’s grand opening at Dove Stone

On September 23rd, the Saddleworth Community Hydro scheme was officially opened by Adrian Ramsey, chief executive of the Centre for Alternative Technology claiming, “Saddleworth has led the way in promoting a clean, reliable supply of energy and it is extremely inspiring…”

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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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Renewables First design Saddleworth Community Hydro project

Renewables First design Saddleworth Community Hydro project

Renewables First design expertise integrates a 55 kW Crossflow into the existing dam infrastructure at Dovestone Reservoir. The key design principles of the project are to maintain the compensation flow to the Chew Brook, generate electricity from the flow released and allow for reservoir draw-down during emergency procedures.

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