With good generating conditions continuing on the river, we reached the 300,000 kWh generation point just before 9pm tonight.
This brings the generation for this current financial year to date to 201,682kWh or 112% of our full 12 months annual target. Our financial year ends at the end of the month, so we hope to continue to see our annual target rise over the next few days.
Our continued thanks to our team of volunteers who visit the site every day to help keep the trash screen clear of debris. Keeping the mouth of the hydro clear helps ensure a maximum ‘head height’ at the hydro. This refers to the distance the water falls at the site. The larger the distance, the more power is generated.
Most of the debris comprises of twigs and leaves. However over the season the team has also fished out a flower pots, a bucket, plastic sheeting and fencing – and a leek.