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Status: Consented

Peel Energy has consent to install and operate three hydro schemes in the North West: 

Woolston Weir Visual

Woolston Weir Visual

Woolston Weir

Location: River Mersey, Woolston, Warrington
Status: Planning Permission Granted
EA License Issued
Potential: Up to 500kW

Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal

Location: Irlam Locks
Status: Planning Permission Granted
EA License Issued
Potential: Up to 1.6MW

Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal

Location: Mode Wheel Locks
Status: Planning Permission Granted
    EA License Issued
Potential: Up to 1.2MW



The Schemes

The schemes, with a combined capacity of up to 3.3MW, could generate enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately 2000 homes. These schemes will provide locally generated electricity for decades to come and make a contribution to emission reduction and renewable energy targets.

The Benefits

The scheme would provide the following benefits:

  • Locally generated renewable electricity for decades – enough to meet average needs of approximately 2000 homes; 
  • A meaningful contribution to renewable energy and emission reduction targets; 
  • Improved fish passage at the sites for a variety of species, contributing to a more ecologically diverse and healthier river;
  • Opportunity for fish monitoring facilities to better understand behaviour and migratory patterns;
  • New facilities for managing dissolved oxygen levels.


Further Information

Email: energy@peel.co.uk

Or write to us at: Peel Energy, Peel Dome, Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8PL.


 

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