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    General News:Generation round up

    Here is a round up of the 2023-24 financial year generation results for our renewable installations. Hydro We closed the year with total hydro generation around 124,000kWh.  This was higher than last year’s total of 105,000kWh, but still well short of our annual target of 180,000kWh. We started the financial year with a Spring of relatively…
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    General News:All set for British Summer Time

    The sun dial at Osney Lock hydro is all set for British Summer Time.
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    General News:Water water everywhere

    West Oxford is experiencing a winter of flooding.
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    General News:A treasure hunt

    Ever wondered what our directors get up to in their spare time? This weekend saw two of our number out and about on the floodplain on a special treasure hunt. The local floodplain is a haven for different species, and new director Simon had spotted that the mix of tree species at nearby Hogacre Common…
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    General News:Welcome to the grid edge

    In this video Mairi Brookes, Smart Energy Systems Director at Low Carbon Hub takes you on a tour of our local area - Osney Island, Oxford to show you how the energy system works - and explains some of the changes that are taking place at the grid edge.
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    General News:Celebrating Oxford Open Doors

    122 visited the hydro as part of Oxford Open Doors 2023
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    General News:Shhh… nesting in progress

    Look who we spotted tucked up on her nest in a wild corner of the hydro site hidden in the undergrowth. We’ll be keeping an eye out for ducklings over the next few weeks.
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    General News:Hydro in bloom

    The poppies are in bloom on site, and we are open for visitors most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Pop on by and see the wild flowers, try out our human sundial and catch the hydro in action as we continue to generate with the spring generation season continuing into summer. Local member David Jeffrey popped…
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    General News:In memory of David Hammond

    We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of David Hammond, architect of Osney Lock Hydro's beautiful power house and a key driving force of climate action in our community.
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    General News:2022–23 generation round up

    It’s been a mixed year for generation for WOCoRe. The very dry summer, followed by periods of heavy rain made for poor generation conditions for hydro. Total generation for April 2022 to March 2023 was 104,901kWh. At 58% of our target of 180,000kWh, this falls towards the bottom end of the possible generation range. As the graph…
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    Osney Lock Hydro news:Early morning at the hydro

    Dawn at the hydro
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