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Potential for hydro power?

January 3rd, 2016 Comments off

There are a number of streams running through Constantine parish and out to the Helford river.  One with perhaps the largest catchment area flows out to Polwheveral Creek.  Given the rain in recent days there is a good flow of water at present:

Only five or six valleys along at Helston, Western Hydro Ltd. has installed a 200kW hydroelectric generator on the River Cober:

Western Hydro powerhouse, River Cober

Western Hydro powerhouse, River Cober

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although there’s a smaller flow here at Polwheveral, there may still be potential for a small hydro scheme?