Rheidol Power Station
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|Rheidol Power Station|
The main Rheidol power station.
Location of Rheidol Power Station in Wales
|Location||Cwm Rheidol, Wales|
|Construction cost||£10 million|
|Creates||Nant-y-Moch, Dinas, Cwm Rheidol|
|Catchment area||162 km2|
|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.
- "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.
- "Rheidol Hydro". E.ON UK. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "Statkraft in Wales". Statkraft. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "Welcome to Rheidol" (PDF). Statkraft. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "NEW HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLAN FOR NORTH WALES: Power From the Rheidol and Ystradau". The Manchester Guardian. 7 Sep 1954.
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