Reading Hydro highlighted at COP27

As part of efforts to raise climate change awareness as the intergovernmental COP27 meeting starts in Egypt this week, a leading environmental charity has recognised Reading Hydro as an ‘outstanding example’ of how community action can help combat the challenges of the climate crisis. Carbon Copy, the organisation behind the Running Out of Time Relay […]

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Generation starts again

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

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Why we are not generating

You will have noticed if you regularly walk past our turbines that they haven’t been turning for quite some time If you look at the power generation page on our website you will see that Reading Hydro hasn’t generated any electricity since 1st July.  You can also see from the river conditions data on our

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Why we may not be generating

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

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Turbine house mural unveiled

Another step forward READING, UK: Reading Hydro CBS formally unveils our Turbine House Mural as the latest addition of public artwork to the burgeoning art scene in the town. With the screws now installed and commissioning underway, unveiling our new mural denotes two important points for our project; the return of the weir footpath for

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