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Tegwyn Jones showing one of the two intake structures to Hilary         Tomlinson, Vera Nottage, David Frith and Robert White from DerbyshireAn enterprising Mallwyd farmer is receiving visits from people interested in making electricity from water power. Tegwyn Jones has built a 110 kilowatt hydro system on his farm at Maesglas and is selling the electricity through the national grid.

A group of farmers from the Derbyshire village of Ilam in the Peak Park came to see the scheme on Sunday May 11th. They were very impressed with the construction work and the effort put in by all concerned. They hope to use the experience to build a hydro scheme at Ilam Hall, a National Trust property. Their leader, Hilary Tomlinson, said that "seeing a real project like this and talking to the family was very inspiring".

The Maesglas scheme was helped by ecodyfi, the local regeneration body. It sourced a European grant to help finance the project. Dulas Ltd of Machynlleth were the designers and supervisors. They recently arranged for a group of students from the Centre for Alternative Technology to visit the site. Strong interest is also being shown by people in Dinas Mawddwy and elsewhere in Snowdonia.

Further information: Andy Rowland, Manager, ecodyfi. tel: 01654 703965

Picture: Tegwyn Jones showing one of the two intake structures to Hilary Tomlinson, Vera Nottage, David Frith and Robert White from Derbyshire

 

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