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Lynmouth (Hydro , Active)

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Location in the UK : England, Lynmouth, Devon    
Type of installation: Hydro    on/offshore: on
Turbines :0  Capacity : 0.305 MW
Approx Date of 1st power generation:


The power station was built on the West Lyn, making use of the huge drop of the river in its last mile. A 20 inch pipeline feeds two turbines, each generating about 300 kilowatts of power.

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Seaflow Project LYNMOUTH, N Devon
This project involved the development of an "underwater windmill" which can generate a maximum of 300kW in a 2.7m/s current (5.5 knots) using an 11m diameter rotor,

Worlds First Open Sea Tidal Turbine
The first tidal turbine generator in open-sea in the world was installed 1 mile off the coast of LYNMOUTH, Devon, in spring 2003 by Bristol-based Marine Current Turbines (MCT)

The LYNMOUTH Marine Turbine
The turbine started generating electricity on 30th May 2002. At a depth of 65-ft (20 m), it presents no danger to shipping. The 52-ft (16 m) blades revolve at between 12 and 15 rpm ensuring there is no interference with marine life.

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