Scheme details

Where will it be?

Ynni'r Ocar pipeline route
Ynni’r Ocar pipeline route

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  • Intake at 248 m – just below Amana Bridge
  • Turbine house at 157 m – just behind Felin Fawr
  • Gross head = 91 m
  • Length of penstock = 1.2 km (depleted reach is about the same length)
  • Hands off flow assigned = 0.03 m3/s (river must always have at least this amount of flow
  • 70% of available flow licensed (we only take this for very short periods of time)
  • Load factor = 37% (percent of time the turbine is actually running i.e. when there is enough water in the river to take some out).