Great news – today (23rd October) the Environment Agency gave us permission to generate again, and both turbines were re-started just after noon!
The river flow at Thames Bridge had continued to run at about 5 cumecs (cubic meters per second) overnight, but surged above 10 cumecs by noon because of the heavy rain.
River conditions are still not stable, and we may have to shut down one or both turbines at short notice. But it’s so good to see them turning again.
We’re still working hard behind the scenes, maintaining the hydro equipment, developing our education programme, giving presentations to various groups, improving our internal processes. And we’d still welcome more volunteers – do look on our volunteers page for the roles we’d like to fill.