We finally had all permissions and procedures in place to start generating on September 1st. But once again the weather was not on our side. It stayed stubbornly warm and dry for over three weeks, and the river flow was too low to start. At last it rained, and the Environment Agency gave us the go-ahead to generate on September 29th. Our new O&M team raced into action, and Reading Hydro came to life.
We are currently having some teething issues with the system that we are working hard to resolve, and hope to be fully operational in a few weeks. Whilst we sort out the issues you may see the turbines running intermittently.