February 8, 2016

Linda McAvan, the Labour MEP for the Yorkshire & Humber region has visited Barn Energy’s Thrybergh project, a hydroelectric power plant on the River Don.  Opened in October last year (2015) by John Healey MP, Thrybergh is the largest low-head river hydro plant ever to be built in Yorkshire and the largest plant commissioned in the UK in the last three years.  Since October, it has been running at near maximum levels, generating ren...

October 18, 2015


Located at Thrybergh Weir on the River Don, near the village of Kilnhurst and five miles north-east of Rotherham, the hydropower scheme uses the flow of the River Don to power two large turbines to generate renewable electricity, enough to supply 300 homes in perpetuity.


The £2.1m plant, developed by Barn Energy and Yorkshire Hydropower, will generate electricity 24/7, 10-11 months of the year, for the next 100 years. It has been...

August 26, 2015

We were very pleased to have John Healey MP on site for a tour. For more information please see the following article:




August 13, 2015


The Rotherham Advertiser has recently featured a breathless article on Thrybergh Hydropower:



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