The formal papers for the AGM have been sent to the Members by email. Apologies should be forwarded to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 24th September.
The Hydro Community Fund Panel have advised us that they have made grants towards the cost of the following 10 projects: Braemar School – gym equipment Braemar Castle – picnic benches Bowling Club – green cleaning equipment Buzzard – printing
The Hydro Fund is now open for applications. At the September AGM the hydro members approved the transfer of £7000 to the Community Fund. A short application form has been prepared and further background information is available with the application.
Deer fencing has now been erected around the re-profiled banking near the primary intake ready for planting and seeding in the Spring. Some remedial work has also been carried out at the old laydown area beside the road.
The land around the primary intake was disturbed to such an extent during the construction phase, this is in small part due to the effects of Storm Frank, that natural regeneration has not progressed as desired. Therefore work has now
Thirty one Members attended the AGM last week at the Bothy Braemar. Following the formal proceedings there was a short presentation to bring Members up to date with all things hydro in the past year or so. The presentation slides
Although the coanda screens are predominantly “self cleaning” small particles of peat seem to be particularly susceptible to catching in the screen mesh. Volunteers visit the site on a weekly basis to sweep the screens at the primary and secondary intakes.
These tree enclosures have started cropping up at the site recently. One of the outstanding planning conditions remaining is the tree planting plan to compensate and mitigate for the construction of the hydro. Native tree species will be planted within the
Two interpretation boards have now been installed. One at the primary intake and the other at the turbine house.
The following slides were shown on the big screen in the village hall at the opening ceremony and tell the story of the community hydro project from concept to successful operation and energy generation.