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UTILITY Week 28th April 2017

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18 | 28TH APRIL - 4TH MAY 2017 | UTILITY WEEK Operations & Assets High viz A new hydroelectric power plant, the largest low-head river hydro plant ever to be built in Yorkshire and the largest plant commissioned in England since the start of the century, was officially opened last month. Harnessing the flow of the River Calder, Barn Energy's 500kW Kirkthorpe scheme, four miles east of Wakefield, has a turbine that gener- ates enough renewable electricity to supply 800 homes in perpetuity. The £5.3 million plant will generate electricity 24/7, all year round, for the next 100 years. It was completed on time (a 15-month build), on budget Head start

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