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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 22 to March 23 was 104,901.  At 58% of our target of 180000kWh, so falling towards the bottom end of the possible generation range.  As the graph below shows, a big contrast to the excellent 21-22 generation year.

At time of writing we are currently not running owing to the very high flow and low head.  Forecast is for a drier period so hopefully we will start 23/24 with a period of sustained running given that the ground is very wet.

The annual total for the PV installations (including Osney Lock PVs) was more positive at 129,225kWh.  This was about 5% up on last year, and only slightly below our annual average, despite the issues with the array on the Matthew Arnold science (MAS) block. We look forward to that being resolved later in the Spring. The Aldi array in particular performed very well following the new inverters and other repairs in previous years.

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