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Pershore Weir Hydroelectric Scheme, Pershore

19 November, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

Pershore wier hydroelectic plant.
Pershore wier hydroelectic plant.

About this event

The Pershore Weir Hydro Station was declared overall winner at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) West Midlands Awards in May 2015.

The station is a 224kW turbine installation on the River Avon in Pershore and was conceived in 2009 to provide electricity for Pershore Leisure Centre on the opposite bank. It generates an estimated 850MWh of green energy per year, enough electricity to provide approximately 92 per cent of the leisure centre's needs, and effectively prevents the emission of 420 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

The development involved creating a 140m long by 35 m wide leat in land adjacent to the weir and installing a turbine house which could accommodate two 8m long 4m diameter Archimedes screw turbines.

The Award's judges said: "A simple, elegant engineering solution for renewable energy which benefits the local community and improves the river environment for the fish population. It highlights the potential for other schemes in similar locations."


Chris Elliot and Richard Rider of Renewables First


For more information, please contact:

Andrew Culley
e: aanda.llanfair@virgin.net

Event materials

The following materials are available for download: