Carmarthenshire Energy are inviting people to come and find out about the benefits to the community of a new hydro power scheme on the Teifi.
Allt Cafan is a traditional cotton mill site on the river Teifi. Now in some disrepair, the original Mill buildings still stand, with an existing weir and a largely blocked leat which originally housed a mechanical mill wheel, and then had two small Gilkes hydro-electric turbines installed in the mid-20th Century.
CEL propose to finance a sympathetic restoration of the original leat and enhancements to the inlet from the weir, in order to install a state of the art, 90kW archimedean screw hydro-electric generator. This technology is highly friendly to fish, and offers good electricity production – output from the turbine is projected to be the equivalent of supplying around 80 households.
The Community event will include exhibitions relating to the hydro scheme and Carmarthenshire Energy. There will also be information about a new fuel clubs project that is being set up in the county.
Click here to register an interest in coming along or to find out more: bit.ly/1JIPrF3
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