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Hydro Power Facility

On Monday 18th June, the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, will officially open the Hydro Power facility at the Boatslide Weir Bridge on the River Great Ouse in Bedford.

 

The facility will generate approximately 168,000 kilowatt hours of energy every year, saving £32,000 and 70,000kilograms of CO2 at the Boatslide weir.

 

The official opening is open to all and offers anyone the chance to see the Archimedes screw turbines up close and learn exactly how the facility will generate clean, renewable energy for generations to come.

 

When: Monday 18th June. 1-2pm

Where: Boatslide Weir Bridge, next to schools boathouse

 

1pm: Guests assemble

1.10pm: Speeches

1.20pm: Tour of the facility in small groups

1.40pm: Photo and interview opportunity

 

Members of the media who are attending the event are asked to contact the Communications team in advance.

 

Any queries specifically relating to the opening, such as where to park and how to access the area should be directed to bjorn.hove@bedford.gov.uk

 

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