Author: Alistair Bell

2022 – A good year for the Hydro

2022 was one of the best of the 8 years that the Hydro has been in operation. There were no mechanical or electrical breakdowns and almost 45000 kilowatt-hours were generated, which is exactly in line with the original business case. This is despite there being no generation during several weeks in the summer, power cuts […]

Repairs to Hydro – Update October 2021

September was also a relatively dry month and the electrical output generated was less than half of the average for that month. The improvement arising from the new Coanda screen could not be judged until wet weather returned at the end of the month. Rainy days have continued through October and the new screen sections […]

Repairs to Hydro – August 2021

The Coanda screen across the weir has now had 7 years of operation. In 2014 Hurricane Bertha caused some damage that was not obvious at the time by flattening some of the curved stainless steel plates at the top of the screen. This meant that some of the water spilled over the weir without going […]