SN7079 : Rheidol Power Station

taken 10 years ago, near to Cwmbrwyno, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Rheidol Power Station
Rheidol Power Station
Water captured and stored in the Plynlimon catchment area is channelled through waterways and tunnels to this power station. The final tunnel to here runs from Dinas, above Ponterwyd, and is 2.75 miles long. The water falls over 600 feet through the tunnel to provide the energy to drive the turbines. This is the second stage in the Rheidol power generating scheme, the first being a smaller plant at Dinas.

That is not the end of the story. The third stage uses the outfall from the power station here, combined with the natural flow from the Rheidol, to provide further generation at the Rheidol dam, just a short distance downstream. See also: SN6979 : The Rheidol dam
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 14 February, 2008
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Power Station > Power station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 708 792 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.7482N 3:53.9794W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 707 788
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