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CO2Sense invests £300,000 in north Wales hydro scheme

June 29th, 2012 | 10:23 am

CO2Sense has invested £300,000 in a commercial hydro electric plant in North Wales. The plant, which will have an estimated overall capital cost of £2.1million, will have an installed capacity of 1MW. This means that it will produce around 3000MWh of clean electricity each year – that’s enough to power 670 homes, and cut carbon emissions by 1620 tonnes per year. The plant will earn around £363,000 in Feed-in Tariff (FIT) payments.

The plant is being built by Derwent Hydroelectric Power Ltd. Construction has now begun, and is expected to be completed and generating electricity in January 2013. It is a high head hydro scheme, and should have an operational life of around 40 years. The installation will have a low visual impact, with the more than 1km long pipes (or penstocks) that the water will flow through to generate electricity being buried below ground.

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