Small Hydro Power for Watermills

Small Hydro Power for Watermills

Date: 
15/09/2018
Course Type: 
Courses & Study Day
REF: 

MS1803

Audience: 
Introductory, General Interest, Members only
Location: 
Hainbury Mill Farm
Ilchester,
BA22 8LB, YEOVIL
United Kingdom
Price: 

£120 per person, including lunch and refreshments

 

Event details

This new, one-day course will look at the issues and opportunities facing watermill owners considering converting their mill for hydro power.

The event will be held at Hainbury watermill, near Yeovil, which was originally a corn mill. In the 1820s it was converted to a flax-spinning mill however by 1860 the mill had been re equiped for milling grain. The mill burnt down in 1914 and the leat now has an Archimedes turbine producing 80,000 kWh. The course will involve a site visit.

This instructive day will focus on:
- Adapting a mill for hydro use
- The head of water required and types of turbine suitable
- Planning applications, licences and legal issues
- Potential returns for generating electricity 

When:
Saturday 15th September 2018
9.30am - 4.30pm (9.30am for registration and refreshments, course starts at 10am). 

Price:
£120pp including lunch

Location:
Hainbury Mill Farm
Ilchester
Yeovil
BA22 8LB

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.