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- Get involved in running your local green electricity generation plant
- Invest some money and get a decent return
- Provide an energy generation site and earn rent
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A new Co-op has been launched in Corwen to develop a hydro turbine in the town. The plan is for a 42kW pelton wheel turbine to generate power from the Nant Cawrddu which flows towards the town from the hills to the South.
The application to the EA has been submitted, and the planning application is close to submission. Detailed discussions have been carried out with the EA and local authority and the coop is confident of obtaining these permissions.
The coop has just launched a pioneer share offer to fund the completion of the development work. This pioneer offer aims to raise £25,200. Once the development work is complete, a larger share offer will be launched, anticipated to be for about £290,ooo to cover the full construction costs.
If you are interested to find our more or to subscribe to the pioneer offer, visit the website http://corwenelectricity.org.uk/
Principle 6 of the International Co-op Principles states that co-ops help each other out – we were the lucky recipient of co-ops in action when Midcounties Co-operative gave us a very welcome £2,000 grant to help with the additional costs we’ve been incurring getting the turbine properly running. We’re very glad to say that the faulty actuator on the turbine has now been replaced and the turbine is now humming away, albeit at a reduced power level of 2kW until all the grid testing is complete.