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Switch on tantalisingly close

We are just days away from generating electricity at Osney Lock Hydro.

The powerhouse is built, and now we are on to the final bits of electrical works and testing phase.  This will include testing the control panels, communications between the hydro and the new weirs, mechanics and overall electrics.

The final test, the G59 test, will then be carried out by a Scottish and Southern Engineer, to confirm we are fit to operate.We can then be issued with our MSC certificate, enabling us to finish our Feed in Tariff registration.

We had hoped to be generating by the end of last month, however we needed to reschedule a couple of final activities we’d hoped to run in parallel to running in sequence for health and safety reasons.   So although the speed of progress is not as fast as hoped, rest assured, progress is being made, and we are tantalisingly close to generation – watch this space!