Rheidol Power Station

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Rheidol Power Station
Cwm Rheidol Hydro-electric Power Station - geograph.org.uk - 771470.jpg
The main Rheidol power station.
Rheidol Power Station is located in Wales
Rheidol Power Station
Location of Rheidol Power Station in Wales
Location Cwm Rheidol, Wales
Coordinates 52°23′46″N 3°54′00″W / 52.396°N 3.900°W / 52.396; -3.900Coordinates: 52°23′46″N 3°54′00″W / 52.396°N 3.900°W / 52.396; -3.900
Construction began 1957
Opening date 1964
Construction cost £10 million
Creates Nant-y-Moch, Dinas, Cwm Rheidol
Catchment area 162 km2
Power station
Turbines 2 × 20 MW, 1 × 13 MW, 3 × 1 MW
Installed capacity 56 MW
Annual generation 85 GWh

Rheidol power station is a 56 MW hydroelectric scheme near Aberystwyth, Wales. It was built between 1957 and 1962 and was officially opened on 3 July 1964. It has been operated by Statkraft since 2008 after it was transferred from E.ON UK as part of a swap for shares.[1]


  1. ^ "Strong results for Statkraft as it gains foothold in UK renewables". New Energy Focus. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2011. It will also see Statkraft taking over the 54MW, eight-turbine Rheidol hydropower station near Aberystwyth in Wales. 

External links[edit]

  • "NEW HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLAN FOR NORTH WALES: Power From the Rheidol and Ystradau". The Manchester Guardian. 7 Sep 1954.