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    Osney Lock Hydro news:Icy beauty at the hydro today

    Beautiful frost fern has grown on the viewing window
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    Osney Lock Hydro news:Hydro generation season starts

    Hydro generation season starts After such a dry summer, we are delighted to be generating again. We’ll be continuing to open up the site to visitors over the winter so if there gates are open when you are passing by, do come on in and see the hydro in action through our viewing window,
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    General News:Grid Edge Innovation at Osney

    Grid edge innovation at Osney This summer has seen some changes at Osney Lock Hydro including the installation of two batteries on site. So after a very dry summer, we are delighted to see river flow conditions picking up as we enter the traditional winter generation period, so we can start putting them to work.…
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    Osney Lock Hydro news:Site opening hours in November

    Hydro opening hours in November We are aiming to open the hydro site between 10am and 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in November. Please check the visit us page on the main Osney Lock Hydro page before visiting in case we have had to close access to the site due to maintenance.  CLOSURE UPDATE: we will…
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    General News:Hydro visit by participants in the Net Zero Review roundtables

    Net Zero Review hydro visit We were delighted to welcome Chris Skidmore MP at Osney Lock Hydro on the last day of his Net Zero Review engagement tour today. Barbara Hammond led a tour around Osney Island and the hydro, highlighting the important of community action at ‘the grid edge’ in the transition to a…
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    General News:Site opening hours in October

    We are aiming to open the hydro site between 10am and 4.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Please check the visit us page on the main Osney Lock Hydro page before visiting in case we have had to close access to the site due to maintenance. If you would like to join our…
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    General News:Welcoming visitors on site for Oxford Open Doors

    Following the sad news of her Majesty’s death, the organisers of Oxford Open Doors took the decision to continue the event as an opportunity to honour her contribution to Oxford’s great heritage. As a result we went ahead with our planned opening on the afternoon of Saturday 10th September and were delighted to welcome 179…
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    Osney Lock Hydro news:We’re taking part in Oxford Open Doors this September!

    Once again we are taking part in Oxford Open Doors Saturday 190th September 2-5pm. Our volunteer team will be on site to answer your questions and the power house and walkway will be open to visitors. We are just one of the very many places around the city opening their doors to the public, you…
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    Wocore news:Five years on…

    What a difference five years makes!  On the 8th November 2016 a team of local volunteers made short work of planting hedging plants along the front boundary of the site. The plants were donated by the Woodland Trust as part of The First World War Centenary Woods project to plant millions of native trees to commemorate the First…
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    General News:Rain clouds have a silver lining

    One upside of the recent heavy rains is that we’ve been generating over recent days – a far earlier start to the autumn generation season than usual.  We’ll see in the next few days if the rain has filled the aquifers and rivers or if this is just a temporary bonus.
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    Osney Lock Hydro news:Welcoming the curious-minded to Open Doors

    It was so wonderful to welcome so many people through the gates at Oxford Open Doors this afternoon.  Once again we were blown away by the curiosity and interest show by visitors of all ages. In total we welcomed 158 visitors of all ages onto the site. A huge thank you to Neville, Ag and…
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    General News:All ready for Sunday’s Open Doors

    We’re all set up for this year’s Oxford Open Doors this Sunday between 2pm and 5pm. We still have availability for some time-slots tomorrow afternoon.  A huge thank you to everyone who has worked so hard get the site in tip-top condition. Details of how to book your free tickets below. How do I book?…
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