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Durham becomes first city centre to incorporate a fully-operational hydro-power generator

Hydro-electricity is being generated at the heart of Durham City after Freeman’s Reach, the Legal & General funded scheme, became the UK’s first city centre development to incorporate a fully-operational hydro-power generator.

Following the completion of a detailed commissioning process, an innovative water turbine is now harvesting energy from the River Wear, which is driving the 100kw generator.

Power generated at Freeman’s Reach is fed directly into the National Grid and distributed throughout its network.  The turbine and generator will be operated and maintained by Durham County Council... Read more>


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