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Map 1 Map 3 Map 2 Watercolour by A E Penley Perfect weather to launch our share offer at Aber Dabba Doo  13 Sept 2014 Cor Meibion Y Penrhyn Male Voice Choir sings at Aber Dabba Doo Aber Dabba Doo  listening to the music Punch and Judy Show at Aber Dabba Doo Potential Contractors with John Howarth at the Intake January 2015 Potential Contractors on the Pipeline route with John Howarth  Jan 2015 Spot the Harnog Hydro pipeline buried here 6 months ago Our Canyon turbine runner is cast Work begins Clearing the pipeline route in Coedydd Aber Forest  3 March 2015 Final survey of pipeline route  Rod Gritten Ecologist Kevin Williams Contractor John Howarth  3 March 2015 Final survey of pipeline route   the weather closes in  3 March 2015 Paul Smith Alfa Tree Services and the pipeline route through Coedydd Aber Forest Alfa Tree Services complete felling along pipeline route - 17  March 2015 Derwent Hydro engineers carry out an independent technical assessment  March 2015 NRW ecologists reserve managers and regulators meet John Howarth Dr Rod Gritten and our contractors for a final site meeting to discuss the Construction Method Statement Under way at last Gathering for Cutting the first Turf at the Turbine House Site 4 May 2015 Oldest Eirlys and youngest Emily residents born in Abergwyngregyn cut the first turf at the Turbine House site 4 May 2015 The contractors arrive on the Turbine House site 5 May 2015 The cabins are installed 5 May 2015 The access track to the Turbine House goes in 7 May 2015 Turbine House from the gate into the Reserve 5 May 2015 Turbine House  view returning down the path from the Aber Falls The access track to the Turbine House goes in 7 May 2015 The bank is cut back to accomodate the Turbine House 9 May 2015 The bank is cut back to accomodate the Turbine House 9 May 2015 Excavating the trench for the turbine outflow pipe returning the water to the river 11 May 2015 Excavation for the Turbine House observed by Ian Brooks archaeological contractor 12 May 2015 The outflow pipe from the turbine is installed 12 May 2015 Excavation for the turbine base 14 May 2015 Excavation for the turbine base 2 15 May 2015 Shuttering and concrete for the turbine base 21 May 2015 Excavation of the substation foundation 26 May 2015 Slab for the substation underfloor is cast 29 May 2015 John Howarth inspects the foundations 29 May 2015 Cable trench brickwork for the sub-station now complete 8 June 2015 Pipes are welding for the pipeline 21 May 2015 Temporary track across Afon Anafon 2 June 2015 Work starts on intalling the pipeline on the mountain 2 June 2015 The trench for the first 130m of pipe is open 3 June 2015 The pipe is dragged up 3 June 2015 The pipe is drawn into the trench 3 June 2015 The first 130m of pipe in its trench 3 June 2015 The first 130m of pipe is covered over 7 June 2015 June 2015 The trench is prepared for the second section of pipe 9 June 2015 Welding the connector between the first and second 130m sections of pipe 9 June 2015 Adjusting the reinforcement for the turbine house floor 15 June 2015 The floor of the turbine house is cast 16 June 2015 The first 400m of pipeline is in  10 June 2015 Reinstatement of the mountain side is underway 16 June 2015 The reinstated mountainside 15 June 2015 The first section of pipe is laid on the north bank of the Afon Anafon 16 June 2015 Work begins to clear the pipeline corridor through Coedydd Aber Forest 16 June 2015 Pipe welding machine in action 1 June 2015 Pipe line on Anafon north bank almost complete 22 June 2015 The benching for the pipeline approaches the site of the weir 23 June 2015 The penultimate section of pipe below the weir is eased into its trench 23 June 2015 John Howarth conducts the final survey of the last section of the pipeline 16 June 2015 Mountain side on the south bank of Afon Anafon reinstated 24 June 2015 Walls of the substation well on their way 23 June 2015 The base for the generator is cast 23 June 2015 Emyr Roberts CEO of NRW visits the Anafon Hydro 25 June 2015 Emyr Roberts CEO of NRW with Gavin Gatehouse 25 June 2015 Turbine House substation  the last few courses 29 June 2015 Steel pipe for the river crossing delivered on site 28 June 2015 Positioning the pipe across the Afon Anafon 29 June 2015 Adjusting alignment for the final connection 30 June 2015 Bolting up the second connection 30 June 2015 The pipe bridge is connected 30 June 2015 The pipe bridge across Afon Anafon in position 30 June 2015 Turbine house substation roof slab cast  3 July 2015 Last few courses of blocks on the turbine room walls 3 July 2015 Pipe bridge in place and slopes reinstated 3 July 2015 Pipe bridge in position 3 July 2015 Reinstated heath recovering well after 3 weeks 6 June 2015 Pipe welding starts in Coedydd Aber Forest  2 July 2015 Pipe welding starts in Coedydd Aber Forest   2 July 2015 Welding the connector from thinner to thicker walled pipe 2 July 2015 Gavin Gatehouse Hywel Thomas Jacqui Bugden John Howarth Keith Jones Linton Roberts 3 Martin Taylor Ian Cuthberson Nick Venti Nikki Whiting Enlli Thomas Adjusting the reinforcement for the turbine house floor 15 June 2015 Wynn Griffiths The floor of the turbine house is cast 16 June 2015 The first 400m of pipeline is in  10 June 2015 Reinstatement of the mountain side is underway 16 June 2015 The reinstated mountainside 15 June 2015 The first section of pipe is laid on the north bank of the Afon Anafon 16 June 2015 Work begins to clear the pipeline corridor through Coedydd Aber Forest 16 June 2015 Pipe welding machine in action 1 June 2015 Pipe line on Anafon north bank almost complete 22 June 2015 The benching for the pipeline approaches the site of the weir 23 June 2015 The penultimate section of pipe below the weir is eased into its trench 23 June 2015 John Howarth conducts the final survey of the last section of the pipeline 16 June 2015 Mountain side on the south bank of Afon Anafon reinstated 24 June 2015 Walls of the substation well on their way 23 June 2015 The base for the generator is cast 23 June 2015 The rafters supporting the sedum turf roof are installed 15 July 2015 The first sight of the turbine house returning down the Aber Falls path  15 July 2015 The bench for the pipeline trench is cut through from the forest to the end of the pipe on the mountain 7 July 2015 The trench is dug and the pipe dragged up 8 July 2015 The pipes meet and the connection is made 9 July 2015 Thinwalled pipe for the upper sections of the pipeline Thickerwalled pipe for the lower sections of the pipeline Pipeline reaches the forest track where it will be buried in the uphill bank 15 July 2015 The bank along the forest track is cleared ready for installation of the pipe 15 July 2015 The temporary access track to the weir in put in 7 July 2015 The temporary access track reaches the weir site 10 July 2015 The first channel to divert the river to towards the north bank 10 July 2015 The river is diverted allowing the digger to install pipes on the south bank to carry the river while the weir is built 15 July 2015 The turbine arrives from the USA in its container via Liverpool Docks 29 July 2015 The Anafon turbine 29 July 2015 The turbine is lifted from the container 29 July 2015 The turbine is taken through the village to the power house 29 July 2015 The turbine is manoeuvred through the power house door 29 July 2015 The turbine is aligned over its mounting plate 29 July 2015 The turbine in position 29 July 2015 The ditch to take the diversionary pipes is cleared 18 July 2015 The river is diverted through the pipes on the south bank 28 July 2015 The shuttering for the foundations of the weir is in place 1 August 2015 The installation of the pipeline in the bank of the forest track and reinstatement continues 2 August 2015 The benching ready for the trench now extends well down the forest track 2 August 2015 The benching reaches within a few 100 m of the turbine house 2 August 2015 With the river diverted reinforcement for the weir foundation is in place 1 Aug 2015 The foundation is cast and with the reinforcement for the weir wall prepared 4 Aug 2015 The weir construction site 4 Aug 2015 Shuttering for the weir wall in place 11 Aug 2015 The shuttering is removed to reveal the weir structure 13 Aug 2015 The pipework and the valve are installed 21 Aug 2015 The concrete structure of the weir is complete and the pipe anchor block cast 22 Aug 2015 The roof is on ready for laying the turf 13 Aug 2015 The generator and control cabinets are in position 13 Aug 2015 The manifold connecting the pipeline to the turbine is installed 13 Aug 2015 The outlet returning water from the turbine to the river nears completion 13 Aug 2015 The completed turbine house from the gate into the reserve 22 Aug 2015 The completed turbine house returning from the Aber Falls 22 Aug 2015 Installation of the pipeline reaches the pylon crossing 13 Aug 2015 And the forest road bank is reinstated 19 Aug 2015 The final strings of thickwalled pipe are welded 19 Aug 2015 The final section of pipeline awaiting installation at the bottom of the forest road 19 Aug 2015 The Tank and pipework are installed and the anchor block cast 22 Aug 2015 Steel pipe ready for installation down the slope to the turbine house and Alfa Tree Services carrying out some final clearance 24 Aug 2015 Stone walling in progress on the south bank 28 Aug 2015 Timber cladding completed 28 Aug 2015 Heavy rainfall briefly overwhelms the diversionary pipes and floods the working area 2 Sept 2015 Stone work on south banl complete and the trench dug for the pipline from the weir 6 Sept 2015 The final section of pipe connects the pipeline to the weir 8 Sept 2015 The stainless steel Coanda screen is installed 9 Sept 2015 Detail of the Coanda screen 9 Sept 2015 The diversion pipes are capped and the weir is flooded 15 Sept 2015 Turbidity downstream 1 hour after the weir is flooded 15 Sept 2015 The water is clear under the pipe bridge 1 hour after the weir is flooded 15 Sept 2015 The water is clear below the weir 4 hours after the weir is flooded 15 Sept 2015 Scottish Powers drilling rig the Ditch Witch is tracked up through the village 2 Sept 2015 The Ditch Witch is positioned behind the turbine house 2 Sept 2015 Drilling for the grid connection cable begins 2 Sept 2015 The drill head emerges the other side of the river near the point of connection 9 Sept 2015 The drill head 9 Sept 2015 The red plastic duct for the cable and earthing wires are attached to the reversing head 9 Sept 2015 The drill rods and spinning reversing head are withdrawn dragging the cable duct back under the river 9 Sept 2015 The cable duct is dragged underground 9 Sept 2015 The steel pipe is installed up the bank behind the turbine house 27 Aug 2015 The exposed section of the steel pipe is insulated inside a black plastic cover 28 Aug 2015 Kevin Willams team encounter rock in the lower section of the pipeline through the forest 6 Sept 2015 The lowest string of polyethylene pipe in its trench through rock 8 Sept 2015 The polyethylene pipe under the forest road is connected to the steel pipe at the top of the bank 8 Sept 2015 The water level sensors and electronics are installed 19 Sept 2015 The completed weir 19 Sept 2015 The weir in its landscape 20 Sept 2015 The weir in its landscape 23 Sept 2015 Pipe is aligned for the final connection 21 Sept 2015 The connector is eased over the joint 21 Sept 2015 The builtin welder welding the final joint 21 Sept 2015 About 30 m of pipe is left over from the 3 km pipeline 21 Sept 2015 The upper section of the pipeline to the pipe bridge is flushed with water 23 Sept 2015 The whole pipeline is flushed with water 24 Sept 2015 The weir in its landscape1 26 Sept 2015 The weir pool 27 Sept 2015 Community Energy England Award 5 Sept 2015 The pipe is filled and the pressure of 22.7 bar is maintained indicating no leaks 15 October 2015 After pressure testing the pipeline on 26-27 October, the joints are buried and the area behind the turbine house reinstated 29 October 2015 Water is pumped into the pipeline to pressure test it to 23.7 bar 26 October 2015 The forest road above the turbine house is reinstated 29 October 2015 The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 1 20 November 2015 The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 2 20 November 2015 The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 3 20 November 2015 The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 4 20 November 2015 The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 5 20 November 2015 Scottish Power complete the installation of the sub-station in the Turbine House 20 November 2015 The cable is passed through the duct under the river and connected to the SP sub-station 19 November 2015 is connected Having emerged on the opposite bank, the cable is trenched up to the pole where it connects to the grid 19 November 2015 Scottish Power contractors working to upgrade the powerlines above the village 16 November 2015 With heavy November rainfall the delayed grid connection is costing the community significant lost generation 14 November 2015 Engaging with the Community Award 6 November 2015 Third valve lucky! After two faulty by-pass valves a third one is installed and works! 14 October 2015 Scottish Power contractors complete the line upgrade from the village to the connection pole 25 November 2015 The cable from the Turbine House is connected to the overhead line 25 November 2015 Power reaches the sub-station where camera-shy Scottish Power staff complete the installation 25 November 2015 The turbine from the sump showing the spear valve deflector and Pelton wheel 28 November 2015 The turbine reaches its operating speed of 1000 rpm and commissioning tests begin 27 November 2015 Generating 230 volts on each of the 3 lines 27 November 2015 The Anafon Hydro is on grid and exporting electricity 28 November 2015 The Gang of Three raise a glass! 28 November 2015 Our engineers Dave Roberts and John Howarth the Gang of Three and two out of three partners 28 November 2015 Dave Roberts and Scottish Power carry out our G59 test 30 November 2015 Generating 270 kW 1 December
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Map 1
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Map 2
Watercolour by A E Penley
Perfect weather to launch our share offer at Aber Dabba Doo  13 Sept 2014
Cor Meibion Y Penrhyn Male Voice Choir sings at Aber Dabba Doo
Aber Dabba Doo  listening to the music
Punch and Judy Show at Aber Dabba Doo
Potential Contractors with John Howarth at the Intake January 2015
Potential Contractors on the Pipeline route with John Howarth  Jan 2015
Spot the Harnog Hydro pipeline buried here 6 months ago
Our Canyon turbine runner is cast
Work begins Clearing the pipeline route in Coedydd Aber Forest  3 March 2015
Final survey of pipeline route  Rod Gritten Ecologist Kevin Williams Contractor John Howarth  3 March 2015
Final survey of pipeline route   the weather closes in  3 March 2015
Paul Smith Alfa Tree Services and the pipeline route through Coedydd Aber Forest
Alfa Tree Services complete felling along pipeline route - 17  March 2015
Derwent Hydro engineers carry out an independent technical assessment  March 2015
NRW ecologists reserve managers and regulators meet John Howarth Dr Rod Gritten and our contractors for a final site meeting to discuss the Construction Method Statement
Under way at last Gathering for Cutting the first Turf at the Turbine House Site 4 May 2015
Oldest Eirlys and youngest Emily residents born in Abergwyngregyn cut the first turf at the Turbine House site 4 May 2015
The contractors arrive on the Turbine House site 5 May 2015
The cabins are installed 5 May 2015
The access track to the Turbine House goes in 7 May 2015
Turbine House from the gate into the Reserve 5 May 2015
Turbine House  view returning down the path from the Aber Falls
The access track to the Turbine House goes in 7 May 2015
The bank is cut back to accomodate the Turbine House 9 May 2015
The bank is cut back to accomodate the Turbine House 9 May 2015
Excavating the trench for the turbine outflow pipe returning the water to the river 11 May 2015
Excavation for the Turbine House observed by Ian Brooks archaeological contractor 12 May 2015
The outflow pipe from the turbine is installed 12 May 2015
Excavation for the turbine base 14 May 2015
Excavation for the turbine base 2 15 May 2015
Shuttering and concrete for the turbine base 21 May 2015
Excavation of the substation foundation 26 May 2015
Slab for the substation underfloor is cast 29 May 2015
John Howarth inspects the foundations 29 May 2015
Cable trench brickwork for the sub-station now complete 8 June 2015
Pipes are welding for the pipeline 21 May 2015
Temporary track across Afon Anafon 2 June 2015
Work starts on intalling the pipeline on the mountain 2 June 2015
The trench for the first 130m of pipe is open 3 June 2015
The pipe is dragged up 3 June 2015
The pipe is drawn into the trench 3 June 2015
The first 130m of pipe in its trench 3 June 2015
The first 130m of pipe is covered over 7 June 2015 June 2015
The trench is prepared for the second section of pipe 9 June 2015
Welding the connector between the first and second 130m sections of pipe 9 June 2015
Adjusting the reinforcement for the turbine house floor 15 June 2015
The floor of the turbine house is cast 16 June 2015
The first 400m of pipeline is in  10 June 2015
Reinstatement of the mountain side is underway 16 June 2015
The reinstated mountainside 15 June 2015
The first section of pipe is laid on the north bank of the Afon Anafon 16 June 2015
Work begins to clear the pipeline corridor through Coedydd Aber Forest 16 June 2015
Pipe welding machine in action 1 June 2015
Pipe line on Anafon north bank almost complete 22 June 2015
The benching for the pipeline approaches the site of the weir 23 June 2015
The penultimate section of pipe below the weir is eased into its trench 23 June 2015
John Howarth conducts the final survey of the last section of the pipeline 16 June 2015
Mountain side on the south bank of Afon Anafon reinstated 24 June 2015
Walls of the substation well on their way 23 June 2015
The base for the generator is cast 23 June 2015
Emyr Roberts CEO of NRW visits the Anafon Hydro 25 June 2015
Emyr Roberts CEO of NRW with Gavin Gatehouse 25 June 2015
Turbine House substation  the last few courses 29 June 2015
Steel pipe for the river crossing delivered on site 28 June 2015
Positioning the pipe across the Afon Anafon 29 June 2015
Adjusting alignment for the final connection 30 June 2015
Bolting up the second connection 30 June 2015
The pipe bridge is connected 30 June 2015
The pipe bridge across Afon Anafon in position 30 June 2015
Turbine house substation roof slab cast  3 July 2015
Last few courses of blocks on the turbine room walls 3 July 2015
Pipe bridge in place and slopes reinstated 3 July 2015
Pipe bridge in position 3 July 2015
Reinstated heath recovering well after 3 weeks 6 June 2015
Pipe welding starts in Coedydd Aber Forest  2 July 2015
Pipe welding starts in Coedydd Aber Forest   2 July 2015
Welding the connector from thinner to thicker walled pipe 2 July 2015
Gavin Gatehouse
Hywel Thomas
Jacqui Bugden
John Howarth
Keith Jones
Linton Roberts 3
Martin Taylor
Ian Cuthberson
Nick Venti
Nikki Whiting
Enlli Thomas
Adjusting the reinforcement for the turbine house floor 15 June 2015
Wynn Griffiths
The floor of the turbine house is cast 16 June 2015
The first 400m of pipeline is in  10 June 2015
Reinstatement of the mountain side is underway 16 June 2015
The reinstated mountainside 15 June 2015
The first section of pipe is laid on the north bank of the Afon Anafon 16 June 2015
Work begins to clear the pipeline corridor through Coedydd Aber Forest 16 June 2015
Pipe welding machine in action 1 June 2015
Pipe line on Anafon north bank almost complete 22 June 2015
The benching for the pipeline approaches the site of the weir 23 June 2015
The penultimate section of pipe below the weir is eased into its trench 23 June 2015
John Howarth conducts the final survey of the last section of the pipeline 16 June 2015
Mountain side on the south bank of Afon Anafon reinstated 24 June 2015
Walls of the substation well on their way 23 June 2015
The base for the generator is cast 23 June 2015
The rafters supporting the sedum turf roof are installed 15 July 2015
The first sight of the turbine house returning down the Aber Falls path  15 July 2015
The bench for the pipeline trench is cut through from the forest to the end of the pipe on the mountain 7 July 2015
The trench is dug and the pipe dragged up 8 July 2015
The pipes meet and the connection is made 9 July 2015
Thinwalled pipe for the upper sections of the pipeline
Thickerwalled pipe for the lower sections of the pipeline
Pipeline reaches the forest track where it will be buried in the uphill bank 15 July 2015
The bank along the forest track is cleared ready for installation of the pipe 15 July 2015
The temporary access track to the weir in put in 7 July 2015
The temporary access track reaches the weir site 10 July 2015
The first channel to divert the river to towards the north bank 10 July 2015
The river is diverted allowing the digger to install pipes on the south bank to carry the river while the weir is built 15 July 2015
The turbine arrives from the USA in its container via Liverpool Docks 29 July 2015
The Anafon turbine 29 July 2015
The turbine is lifted from the container 29 July 2015
The turbine is taken through the village to the power house 29 July 2015
The turbine is manoeuvred through the power house door 29 July 2015
The turbine is aligned over its mounting plate 29 July 2015
The turbine in position 29 July 2015
The ditch to take the diversionary pipes is cleared 18 July 2015
The river is diverted through the pipes on the south bank 28 July 2015
The shuttering for the foundations of the weir is in place 1 August 2015
The installation of the pipeline in the bank of the forest track and reinstatement continues 2 August 2015
The benching ready for the trench now extends well down the forest track 2 August 2015
The benching reaches within a few 100 m of the turbine house 2 August 2015
With the river diverted reinforcement for the weir foundation is in place 1 Aug 2015
The foundation is cast and with the reinforcement for the weir wall prepared 4 Aug 2015
The weir construction site 4 Aug 2015
Shuttering for the weir wall in place 11 Aug 2015
The shuttering is removed to reveal the weir structure 13 Aug 2015
The pipework and the valve are installed 21 Aug 2015
The concrete structure of the weir is complete and the pipe anchor block cast 22 Aug 2015
The roof is on ready for laying the turf 13 Aug 2015
The generator and control cabinets are in position 13 Aug 2015
The manifold connecting the pipeline to the turbine is installed 13 Aug 2015
The outlet returning water from the turbine to the river nears completion 13 Aug 2015
The completed turbine house from the gate into the reserve 22 Aug 2015
The completed turbine house returning from the Aber Falls 22 Aug 2015
Installation of the pipeline reaches the pylon crossing 13 Aug 2015
And the forest road bank is reinstated 19 Aug 2015
The final strings of thickwalled pipe are welded 19 Aug 2015
The final section of pipeline awaiting installation at the bottom of the forest road 19 Aug 2015
The Tank and pipework are installed and the anchor block cast 22 Aug 2015
Steel pipe ready for installation down the slope to the turbine house and Alfa Tree Services carrying out some final clearance 24 Aug 2015
Stone walling in progress on the south bank 28 Aug 2015
Timber cladding completed 28 Aug 2015
Heavy rainfall briefly overwhelms the diversionary pipes and floods the working area 2 Sept 2015
Stone work on south banl complete and the trench dug for the pipline from the weir 6 Sept 2015
The final section of pipe connects the pipeline to the weir 8 Sept 2015
The stainless steel Coanda screen is installed 9 Sept 2015
Detail of the Coanda screen 9 Sept 2015
The diversion pipes are capped and the weir is flooded 15 Sept 2015
Turbidity downstream 1 hour after the weir is flooded 15 Sept 2015
The water is clear under the pipe bridge 1 hour after the weir is flooded 15 Sept 2015
The water is clear below the weir 4 hours after the weir is flooded 15 Sept 2015
Scottish Powers drilling rig the Ditch Witch is tracked up through the village 2 Sept 2015
The Ditch Witch is positioned behind the turbine house 2 Sept 2015
Drilling for the grid connection cable begins 2 Sept 2015
The drill head emerges the other side of the river near the point of connection 9 Sept 2015
The drill head 9 Sept 2015
The red plastic duct for the cable and earthing wires are attached to the reversing head 9 Sept 2015
The drill rods and spinning reversing head are withdrawn dragging the cable duct back under the river 9 Sept 2015
The cable duct is dragged underground 9 Sept 2015
The steel pipe is installed up the bank behind the turbine house 27 Aug 2015
The exposed section of the steel pipe is insulated inside a black plastic cover 28 Aug 2015
Kevin Willams team encounter rock in the lower section of the pipeline through the forest 6 Sept 2015
The lowest string of polyethylene pipe in its trench through rock 8 Sept 2015
The polyethylene pipe under the forest road is connected to the steel pipe at the top of the bank 8 Sept 2015
The water level sensors and electronics are installed 19 Sept 2015
The completed weir 19 Sept 2015
The weir in its landscape 20 Sept 2015
The weir in its landscape 23 Sept 2015
Pipe is aligned for the final connection 21 Sept 2015
The connector is eased over the joint 21 Sept 2015
The builtin welder welding the final joint 21 Sept 2015
About 30 m of pipe is left over from the 3 km pipeline 21 Sept 2015
The upper section of the pipeline to the pipe bridge is flushed with water 23 Sept 2015
The whole pipeline is flushed with water 24 Sept 2015
The weir in its landscape1 26 Sept 2015
The weir pool 27 Sept 2015
Community Energy England Award 5 Sept 2015
The pipe is filled and the pressure of 22.7 bar is maintained indicating no leaks 15 October 2015
After pressure testing the pipeline on 26-27 October, the joints are buried and the area behind the turbine house reinstated 29 October 2015
Water is pumped into the pipeline to pressure test it to 23.7 bar 26 October 2015
The forest road above the turbine house is reinstated 29 October 2015
The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 1 20 November 2015
The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 2 20 November 2015
The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 3 20 November 2015
The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 4 20 November 2015
The bank over the buried pipeline recovers well in Coedydd Aber 5 20 November 2015
Scottish Power complete the installation of the sub-station in the Turbine House 20 November 2015
The cable is passed through the duct under the river and connected to the SP sub-station 19 November 2015 is connected
Having emerged on the opposite bank, the cable is trenched up to the pole where it connects to the grid 19 November 2015
Scottish Power contractors working to upgrade the powerlines above the village 16 November 2015
With heavy November rainfall the delayed grid connection is costing the community significant lost generation 14 November 2015
Engaging with the Community Award 6 November 2015
Third valve lucky! After two faulty by-pass valves a third one is installed and works! 14 October 2015
Scottish Power contractors complete the line upgrade from the village to the connection pole 25 November 2015
The cable from the Turbine House is connected to the overhead line 25 November 2015
Power reaches the sub-station where camera-shy Scottish Power staff complete the installation 25 November 2015
The turbine from the sump showing the spear valve deflector and Pelton wheel 28 November 2015
The turbine reaches its operating speed of 1000 rpm and commissioning tests begin 27 November 2015
Generating 230 volts on each of the 3 lines 27 November 2015
The Anafon Hydro is on grid and exporting electricity 28 November 2015
The Gang of Three raise a glass! 28 November 2015
Our engineers Dave Roberts and John Howarth the Gang of Three and two out of three partners 28 November 2015
Dave Roberts and Scottish Power carry out our G59 test 30 November 2015
Generating 270 kW 1 December






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