Posts tagged ‘Green Gen’

February 21, 2012

Pardy, pardy!

by 3arn0wl

The Cardiac Department of Poppleton’s Cottage Hospital has been put on High Alert as National Chip Week coincides with Fat Tuesday.

Cook Cakes’ sister-in-law, Pam, has recently had an operation – she’s doing okay, but she’s feeling a bit battered, so she’s come to stay for a while.

Barry Frier thought he could demonstrate the various dimensions that the humble chip came in in one day (make some nice crêpes on Two day, and then get back to cooking proper food for the rest of the week.)

And Jenny Rator decided not to pop out for fission chips.

September 28, 2011

A bit of a blockage

by 3arn0wl

The A440 was anything but harmonious earlier today…

A number of police escorts flanked the slow procession of the two Archimedes screw turbines and a large Crown crane,  along the ring road to the banks of the Burbling,  creating a huge tail-back of traffic.

Lifting the turbines and placing them into the water generated watts of interest, as did the divers securing them into position.

Chief Exec of Green Gen, Jenny Rator,  said: “With the strong and constant current of the Burbling, the turbines are already kicking out more electricity than we’d expected.”

That must’ve been a bit embarrassing for them, but I guess you have to go with the flow with these things.

September 2, 2011

Weir delighted

by 3arn0wl

Poppleton Council are delighted to be able to announce that following the lead of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, two 40-tonne Archimedes Screw Turbines are to be lowered into the Burbling, downstream from the weir, later this month.

Hydro-power works by using flowing water to drive turbines, which generate electricity. “The turbines run silently, and will not be visible, and so they won’t spoil this attractive, popular idyll,” Jenny Rator, Chief Exec of Green Gen said.  “Nor will they interfere with wildlife in any way.”

The council plans to “power” municipal buildings using renewable energy from November; including schools, council buildings and the emergency services. The residual power generated overnight will be used to charge their electric vehicles.

Poppleton Council’s head of planning, Prue Vidor (Ms.), said: “This is an excellent initiative. It underlines the council’s commitment to localism and green issues, and it will be a boon for the community for generations.”