• Twitter - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle

© 2015 by Barn Energy

SHIP INN HYDROPOWER STATION

BARN ENERGY LIMITED

KEY FACTS

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!