We have just surpassed producing 2/3 million kWh of electricity since the hydro scheme was commissioned in the summer of 2016. This is equivalent of 500 tonnes of CO2 greenhouse gas emissions saved. This November has been excellent for generation,
At the recent AGM the Members approved the transfer of £5000 to the community benefit fund. The applications for the fund will open on 15th January 2019 and close on 28th February. Application forms and guidance will be available on
A presentation on operational performance given at the 2018 AGM is available to view at this link:- AGM Presentation
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.