260KW Yorkshire hydropower plant powers up

A £2.1 million hydropower station in Yorkshire has officially been opened. The 260KW Thrybergh facility, located five miles northeast of Rotherham, uses the flow of the River Don to power […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A £2.1 million hydropower station in Yorkshire has officially been opened.

The 260KW Thrybergh facility, located five miles northeast of Rotherham, uses the flow of the River Don to power two large turbines to generate electricity.

John Healey, MP for the Wentworth & Dearne constituency within which the Thrybergh project is situated said: “It’s great to see this type of long term investment in energy infrastructure, especially as it is generating clean energy and repairing some of the damage done by centuries of industrialisation.”

The project was developed by Barn Energy and Yorkshire Hydropower.