We have been generating for five full financial years now and have just had our best year’s generation.
This was due to a particularly wet year.
Another milestone reached on 28th July 2017.
The winter rain has meant that even though last summer was very dry, we have exported more than our annual target of 117,600 kWh in the year April 2015 – March 2016. We estimated the carbon footprint of the installation to be 150 tonnes (Te) of carbon to cover the CO2 used for things such as production, transport and concrete in the installation. According to DECC, 0.542Te CO2 is saved per MWh of electricity produced, therefore we needed to generate 276.7 MWh to cover the CO2. We have in effect paid back the carbon used in the production and installation of the turbine within 3 years of starting generating (payback date = 19th November 2015).
We have generated over 300MWh since we were commissioned on the 12th December 2012, saving over 160Te of carbon.
Visit our pages in the Generating section to see the ups and downs of generating using the water from River Esk.