Welcome to our co-opted Director

Rory Newman was co-opted as a Director at the strategic management meeting held on 22nd November 2018.  Following retirement from being a GP in Sleights, he has proved a useful member of our operations team and is co-ordinating our Friends of Ruswarp Hydro working parties.

Clearing leaves
Rory busy clearing leaves

Friends of Ruswarp Hydro – successful working party

We held our second Friends of Ruswarp Hydro Working party on 8th November 2018. As well as getting some exercise whilst we worked on site we were lucky to see a kingfisher fly past. We then enjoyed a drink at the Bridge Inn after.

Working with Durham University

We are delighted to have had working with us this year a student from Durham University working on possible ways to reduce head loss in our inlet channel, which could potentially improve power output.
Liam Wood a student on the Durham University MSc in New and Renewable Energy worked with us this year.  His unpublished Durham University MSc Project report is titled Model, Analysis and Improvement of a Hydro Turbine Intake System (2018). Thanks to Liam and his supervisor Dr Lian Gan for their work.