Farmer Plans Hydro Plant

April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/11/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 14, p15
Trade Publication
North Yorks, Great Britain-based farmer David Throup, of Grange Farm is hoping to diversify into electricity production by harnessing the power of a river that runs through his land. Throup is seeking planning permission to build a hydropower plant on his land by the side of a weir on the river Ouse. The plant would generate 450kW of electricity enough to power a small village. Throup, who runs an arable, dairy and free-range poultry business, said he had been talking to the Environment Agency about the scheme for 14 months and included the agency's requirements in the design.


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