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Chairman’s Report & Accounts

AGM 2017 Notice My report is on behalf of the Management team, which includes the four directors and Jon Sear, who has a focus on environmental fishery matters, as well as being my deputy for hydro operation. We are pleased ...

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Our 2016 AGM

Our 2015 accounts can be found here. Our 2016 AGM was held in the Centre @ Halton on Friday 18th March 2016 at 7.30pm. Directors John Blowes, Allan Denham, Kevin Frea, Brian Jefferson and 46 other members attended, with apologies from ...

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EIS for community energy projects

Community Energy England issued the following warning in their last Newsletter: At present, investors in renewable energy projects can obtain tax relief under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) if they buy shares in a community energy enterprise, but not in ...

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Floor laid ready for turbine arriving Monday

This is how the turbine house was looking on Saturday night, after the concrete floor had been laid ready for the arrival of Hydrohrom and the turbine from the Czech Republic on Monday morning.The concrete will take a few days ...

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Crane installed

Crane installed

Here’s a picture of the crane going in to the Turbine building, before the roof starts to go on tomorrow. The crane is needed to lift the turbine into place when it arrives later this month!

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Turbine inlets and outlet draft tubes arrive

Turbine inlets and outlet draft tubes arrive

The was lots of excitement on Monday with the arrival of two articulated lorries from the Czech Republic with our  turbine inlets and outlet draft tubes, together with three engineers from Hydrohrom, who will spend three days installing them. Then ...

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Due Diligence Report gives Halton Lune Hydro a green light

Due Diligence Report gives Halton Lune Hydro a green light

We decided that, in addition to our own careful calculations and those of several independent contractors, that we would commission an independent ‘Due Diligence’ report to check that we are on the right track with our project, given that we ...

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Pre accreditation of Feed in Tariff granted

Pre accreditation of Feed in Tariff granted

We have received confirmation from Ofgem granting “FIT preliminary accreditation” to Halton Lune Hydro. This means that we will receive the rate applicable on December 31st 2013 of 16.41p per kWh as long as we are generating electricity by December ...

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Visit from Greg Barker MP, Energy Minister

Visit from Greg Barker MP, Energy Minister

Greg Barker MP, the minister for Energy & Climate Change visited Halton Lune Hydro today with David Morris the local MP. In an interview with Bay Radio he said that he welcomed the renaissance of water power in the North ...

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Green Party leader visits our hydro

Green Party leader visits our hydro

Natalie Bennett, the Green Party Leader, was in Halton today visiting Halton Lune Hydro. She had already heard about us from our stall at the Green Party Conference, and had tweeted her support, but now she had a chance to ...

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