Our Snowdon hydro is live and helping to fund conservation

National Trust Places

Our first large hydro turbine has been switched on at a Snowdonia farm and is now helping to fund our conservation work.

Behind the scenes of our Snowdon hydro project

The hydroelectric scheme has been sensitively crafted into the rugged heather-splashed Snowdonia landscape at Hafod y Llan farm by our dedicated team in Wales.

The hydro is expected to generate 1,900 MWhr per year, which is more electricity than is needed to light up all of the places we look after in Wales, including eight mansions, three castles and around 45 holiday cottages.

The power produced by the Snowdon hydro will be sold through our new renewable energy trading company to our energy partner and green electricity supplier Good Energy. The project is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 445 homes.

Weir and picnic

An exciting journey

Keith Jones, Environmental Advisor for Wales, said working on the Snowdon hydro project…

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