Site visit

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Yesterdays Board meeting was held at Canon Frome Court (thanks Bridget!) and the WW Board were able to visit the installation: coming on well and we are on course for handover on 15 July! Lots of good pics from site

Civil works complete

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They say 90% of a hydro project is in the civil engineering. These photos just in really show how much work has gone in. The first picture is from the period of floods when work on this area was just … Continue reading

New co-op share offers

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We’re really pleased to be involved in 2 major co-op share offers launched this week: John Cleveland College Community Woodheat and Wedmore Community Power Co-op JCC Woodheat are installing some serious (think >1MW) woodchip boilers in a school in Leicestershire. We have been involved in helping to get this one set up, using some of… Read more »

Woolhope Woodheat in the news

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We merited a mention by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey this week in the Guardian. He refers to “a renewable heat project in Herefordshire that replaces fossil fuels with locally grown biomass”  – that would be us, then! In … Continue reading

Welcome to Crida Wind Co-operative

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Crida Wind Co-operative aims to establish 2 medium-scale turbines on a windy ridge 3 miles west of Bridgnorth in Shropshire. Please support our planning application – click  here to go direct to Shropshire Council and support us or see our Support … Continue reading

Please support our planning application

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We just heard that our application for the Crida application was validated by Shropshire Council – that means it is now in the planning system. The Government said today that they want more community benefit from wind turbines – well … Continue reading

Boilerhouse and trenching

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Woolhope Woodheat director Gareth Williams made a flying visit with Sharenergy staff last week to have a look at progress on site. Since then equipment has been arriving in the boilerhouse preparatory to plumbing and wiring.

Work starts on site

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Well after a number of false starts we are underway and it’s great to see things happening at what suddenly seems like incredible speed! More photos will be posted as work progresses on site – here is a first taster: … Continue reading

First parts of turbine in place

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The turbine house is finished and the capture ring is in place – this is the interface between the turbine and its housing. The draft tube will be next – this is the outflow of the turbine – we have … Continue reading

Ready for the turbine

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Some great pictures from site showing the sluice gate in place and the precision concrete housings for the turbine – you can clearly see the hole in which it will sit. We are expecting the first parts of the turbine … Continue reading