March 22, 2018

BARN ENERGY & EELPOWER DEPLOY BATTERY UNITS AT HYDRO SCHEMES IN YORKSHIRE WITH LIMEJUMP FFR CAPABILITIES POWERING SUCCESS

Barn Energy, the company that developed and owns three of the largest river hydro projects to be built in the UK in the past 20 years, has deployed battery units alongside two of them: at Thrybergh, on the Rover Don near Rotherham and at Knottingley, on the River Aire near Wakefield. This is the first time that b...

December 14, 2017

Our sister company Eelpower has recently opened it's 10MW Energy Storage Site at Leverton, Lincoln. It will soon be joined by our two 1.25MW Batteries that have been installed at our Knottingley and Thrybergh Hydropower Sites.

Eelpower Limited (“Eelpower”) has commissioned its 10MW Leverton battery storage facility near Lincoln. It is one of the first cohort of large batteries that will provide frequency response balancing serv...

November 24, 2017

A short video of the Knottingley Hydropower Station Opening Day on 3rd November 2017, when Geoffrey Boycott OBE came to open the largest hydropower station in Yorkshire

November 3, 2017

  • Largest river hydro project to be commissioned in England since 2000

  • £7½m Knottingley renewable energy project located on the Rive Aire, east of Wakefield

  • Long-term (100 years+) investment in energy infrastructure

  • Generating renewable energy for local flour mill and local grid

  • Financed by private individuals  

  • Supported by the Canal & River Trust, who look after the Aire & Calder Navigation

    ...

September 20, 2017

Please enjoy our latest construction video of Knottingley Hydropower Station:

September 7, 2017

Kirkthorpe and Knottingley were recently featured in the latest copy of International 'Water Power & Dam Construction' magazine. Find the Article below:

Yorkshire is leading the way with low head hydropower development in England, helping to drive a new wave of investment into the country’s infrastructure. Local company Yorkshire Hydropower, which has recently finished constructing the Kirkthorpe hydropower scheme on the River Calde...

July 24, 2017

Knottingley continues to progress well and is set to finish construction within the next three months.

May 25, 2017

Barn Energy’s hydropower scheme at Kirkthorpe on the River Calder, near Wakefield, has been shortlisted for a British Construction Industry Award, organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers and New Civil Engineer magazine.  The British Construction Industry Awards, which are in their 30th year, recognise excellence in project delivery, design, construction and delivering benefit for society.  

The Kirkthorpe hydroelec...

March 13, 2017

THE BIGGEST EVER RIVER HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT IN YORKSHIRE OPENS

£5.3m Kirkthorpe renewable power scheme on the River Calder, near Wakefield

Offcially opened by Sir John Armitt, Deputy Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission

Long-term (100 years+) renewable energy infrastucture

Generating renewable energy for local homes and businesses

A new hydroelectric power plant, the largest low-head river hydro plant ever to be built in...

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