There was a good turnout at the first AGM of Braemar Community Hydro at the Bothy Braemar . The Directors – Alastair Hubbard, David Chandler, Glenn Perkins, David Sherrard, Mike Daniels, Rob Turner and Richard Gledson -were all re-elected at the meeting.
The satellite link for the remote monitoring is now installed and working allowing us to view performance data from home. This graph shows the power output (in red) for the previous 24 hours. Rain fell at about 3am for a couple of hours and
Following the heavy rainfall recently the generation was at maximum power early this week – this is great news as it allows the engineers to test and optimize the systems when in full flow as well as providing clean, green,
We are delighted to announce that Corriemulzie hydro scheme has now been commissioned and we can now commence power generation! The G59 test which is the regulation which allows BCH to export the generated electricity to the National Grid was
Engineers from Hydrover are now on site installing the turbine and generator
We are now progressing to the final stages of the project with the grid connection works underway this week.
All the main elements of the hydro scheme have now been built – the intakes, pipeline, turbine house and tailrace. The contractors have had to endure a typical Braemar winter with snow, rain, frosts and even some sunshine! However, the
The turbine house is now wind and water tight and progress continues with the electrical fittings and fixings inside.