Category: Hydro

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 […]

Hydro ice update…

The ice has retreated a bit and has allowed the hydro to restart. There has not been much snowmelt yet so it is only generating about 1kW. Today is the 6th anniversary of its commissioning.

Frozen Hydro…

The hydro finally succumbed to the ice at half past seven on Friday evening. It had been restarting automatically but eventually there was not enough water flow to keep it going for more than a few minutes. It had been -17°C in Kingussie early on Friday morning…