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Routine maintenance

Routine maintenance

Draining down of the turbine inlet area shows the size of the fish screens – and Brian Jefferson seen here removing small stones from between the bars. The “wiper blades” that pull general debris into a flowing stream (launder channel) ...

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We held our first AGM last night

We held our first AGM last night

We held our first AGM last night at the Halton Centre with 64 members attending and a further 54 sending their apologies, out of a total of 387. John Blowes, our Chairman and Project Manager, gave a very interesting presentation, ...

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BBC North West Tonight Report

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Our fish pass and screen cleaners

This photograph shows the high velocity flow of the fish pass entrance, controlled by the associated sluice gate. The white base holds the fish counter resistivity strips and with counting validated by use of cameras in the glass fronted housings ...

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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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