Articles From March 2012

Cornish Waterwheel

Posted in News on Thursday 22nd March 2012 at 2:50am

A new WRE designed and comissioned generation system in Cornwall, recently installed - before guarding and housing of the generator and gearbox.

Fish pass

Posted in News on Thursday 22nd March 2012 at 2:47am

WRE has just completed the installation of a two flight fish pass with resting pool to allow upstream migrating fish pass a 5m high barrier in Devon

Exmoor Planning Success

Posted in News on Wednesday 7th March 2012 at 3:28am

WRE has been working for some time on a hydro scheme on the River Barle, a large tributary of the Exe.  Today permission was unanimously granted for a 78kW hydro plant on the river at Dulverton.  This system will be a reinstatement of a hydro scheme dormant since the 1950's.  The owners of the site have worked tirelessly to develop a proposal which includes the best practice available at this sensitive site.  The prospect of vastly improving the passage of fish past the site is to be welcomed, and the renewable power produced will mean that this is absolutely a 'win-win' site. 

We look forward to seeing this site become an exemplar of sustainability within the National Park.