Hydropower scheme gets green light

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has given the go-ahead for two disused quarries in North Wales, to be used to generate electricity and store energy.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has given the go-ahead for two disused quarries in North Wales, to be used to generate electricity and store energy.

The 99.9 MW pumped storage scheme at the Glyn Rhonwy and Chwarel Fawr quarries is the first onshore hydropower project to be approved through the Planning Act 2008. When operational reversible turbines will pump water through a large diameter tunnel between the two reservoirs. Electricity will be generated at peak times and when demand is low the upper resevoir ...

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