A very "Happy New Year" to you all
We are on countdown to a new season. Tight lines and bent rods for a successful one
If you are after lessons Jim Fearn is your man, i am about to book a lesson or two myself. He comes highly recommended and lives in the Clitheroe area which will be handy for yourself.
You can contact him on Mob 07875174294
I am sure he wont mind giving his number on the forum.
I finally saw the Hydro screw turning yesterday.
Does anyone know the accurate real world Electricity generating figures this has actually produced compared to what the proponants of this scheme claimed it would?
If, as I suspect it is not producing very much at all, then future schemes on the Ribble may prove to not viable in economic terms.
Given it's construction and transportation across Europe by road, I personally fail to see what is environmentally friendly about it.
Up to the end of last year it generated just over 65000 kwh of electricity in 2010. I'm not sure, without browsing the internet, how much electricity the average house uses per year, Happen somebody will tell us?
Your correct in what you say regarding the cost, the install was about £450K Our main concern now as anglers should be the many others sites on our rivers which have been identified by the E.A. and the British Hydro Association as suitable for generating electricity by hydros.
You normally get about 3 p per kW hour of electricity from energy suppliers or up to 9 or 10 p if you use the electricity yourself.
At 3p, income = £1,950. Subsidy could be up to 20p = up to £13,000.
So return of poss up to 3%, although I am sure there will be ongoing costs to subtract.