Leeds & West Yorkshire

Hydropower station opens on River Wharfe

The River Wharfe in West Yorkshire has started to generate electricity for about 300 homes following the opening of a hydropower station.

The Greenholme Mill station in Burley, Wharfdale, was opened by MP Philip Davies on Saturday.

The station cost £700,000 and over a year will produce 14,000 megawatt hours of electricity, investor CO2Sense said.

CO2Sense, a subsidiary of Yorkshire Forward, invested £200,000 and provided technical support.

Energy generated by the turbine will be sold to the National Grid.

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