GILKES HYDRO SITE OPEN DAY 2022
After a couple of years off, we are pleased to say that we are planning to hold a hydro site open day at the Lochy Hydro Scheme, in Scotland on the 4th of August.
Our 2022 Open Day will be held at the Lochy Hydro Scheme located at Inverlochy, near Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland. Following a previously successful open day at this site in 2017, a third turbine has been installed, increasing the capacity to 3.4MW.
The project is a classic medium-head, high flow design incorporating a large single intake, large bore pipeline and twin Gilkes Francis turbines in a purpose built powerhouse. The scheme is also adjacent to the Eas a Ghail Powerhouse which is a 1.5MW scheme utilising a twin jet pelton turbine and will also be open for viewing on the day.
This is a unique opportunity for future site owners, developers and anyone with a keen interest in hydro to see all aspects of a working hydro installation.
Guided tours will take place throughout the day and Refreshments will be available.