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We are thrilled to be working alongside Ellergreen Hydro to reinstate the next generation of Gilkes turbine at Rydal Hall in the Lake District.
The scheme will see the replacement of an existing hydro-electric plant in Rydal Beck which dates back more than 90 years and has provided power to the hall and site. The electricity generated from the new plant at the dioceses Christian retreat centre near Ambleside will provide some on-site power with the surplus fed back into the local electricity network.
Mark Cropper, managing director of Ellergreen, said: "We are delighted to be working with the diocese on this important project. The new scheme will be the largest hydro-electric scheme in the Lake District and a major contributor to the National Park's Low Carbon Vision. "Over an average year it will provide enough electricity for nearly 400 households".
Work on site is due to begin this month, after the scheme was granted approval by the Lake District National Park Authority.
The announcement of the new scheme is featured to look at the project to date please see Ellergreen Hydro website.