SHIP INN HYDROPOWER STATION
BARN ENERGY LIMITED
Commissioning date: N/A
Location: River Calder, nr. Mirfield
Turbine: Single Kaplan Turbine
Maximum output: 100kW
Annual generation: 600,000 kWh
Catchment area: 637 km2
Maximum turbine flow: 8 cumecs
Maximum head: 1.74 m
THE LOW HEAD HYDROPOWER DESTINATION PUB
Over two years, with close collaboration from Greene King, the owners of the highly popular Ship Inn in Mirfield, a 100kW low head hydropower project was devised.
Great support from Mirfield Angling Club and the Mirfield Town Council, with planning permission granted by Kirklees Council without a single objection (thank you!)
As things stand, this project is looking uneconomic owing to the high costs of construction and introducing the necessary fish passage measures, for which for which grants are available, but have not yet been awarded in this case.
Watch this space!