Llanberis - Power Plant Proposal
by Elfyn Jones - BMC Nov/2012
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A planning application has been submitted for a new pumped storage power station at the Glynrhonwy slate quarries at Llanberis that would create new reservoirs, a major pipeline and the permanent flooding of some disused quarry sites that contain climbing routes. If approved proposal may also require new overhead power cables across the lower Llanberis valley to export generated electricity to the National Grid.
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Gwynedd Council has received a planning application from a company called "The Quarry Battery Company" for a new hydro-electric pumped storage power station at the site of the old Glynrhonwy slate quarries which are located in the lower Llanberis valley directly above Llyn Padarn (seen in the upper right of the photo above). The quarries contain the iconic and very first climbing route to be done on slate - the route Gideon first climbed back in 1964.
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| Forums ( Read More... | 47 comments, 03 Dec 2012 )|
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Epic Ebdon - 03 Dec 2012
Im confused by your comments as you havent really elaborated. I was trying to identfy my own personal mixed emotions on the issue and how it was to some extent a personal contradiction. I think you have identfied what I...
Ewan Russell - 03 Dec 2012
Just to be pedantic, electric heating is far less efficient than heating powered by primary energy due to the losses involved in generating the electricity and distibuting it. I do see your point that the push towards...
Jimbo C - 03 Dec 2012
|The Dinorwic plant across the valley surely demonstrates this can be done relatively sensitively. I'm quite sure it has. What's wrong with that? We do NEED more electrical power, not just for our gadgets (I...|
jkarran - 03 Dec 2012
But this isn't really about new electricity production - it is about making better use of what we have, storing energy when we are using less, and about creating a grid flexible enough to cope with intermittent...
Ben1983 - 02 Dec 2012
this doesn't surprise me at all. While North Wales is being targeted by the gov for developments in renewable energy schemes (allegedly to promote business and development of the Welsh economy)very few of the companies...
eugeneth - 02 Dec 2012
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