Harnessing the power of Dartmoor: Mary Tavy Hydro Electric Power Station

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Thank you for registering for Harnessing the power of Dartmoor: Mary Tavy Hydro Electric Power Station Heritage Open Day. We look forward to seeing you on the day. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Steve Lowrie at slowrie@pennon-group.co.uk or call 01392 443421.
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Visit England's largest hydroelectric power station in daily use, harnessing the power of Dartmoor’s water to create sustainable energy.

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Set in the beautiful surroundings of western Dartmoor, the site remains fully operational, generating enough green energy to power around 5,000 homes each year.

Join us on one of our guided tours on Wednesday 18th of September, or Thursday 19th of September to explore the grounds, ask questions and witness the technology South West Water use to create renewable energy.

The guided tour will include a presentation and talk, and on completion, one of the leatsmen will show visitors some of the unusual items of plant and equipment at the site, used for maintaining the watercourses.

Still active today, the hydro-electric turbines were built in the 1930s by enterprising industrialists who recognised that the water resources and old mining sites in the area could be used for electricity production.

England’s largest hydro-electric power station in daily use; Mary Tavy is now small compared with more recent plants built within the UK, yet provides a fascinating insight into how hydro-electric generation has developed over the decades.

The unique opportunity to visit the site forms part of the National Trust’s Heritage Open Day celebrations, opening the doors to sites normally not available to the public.

Visitors are welcome to bring picnics and site staff will be available to answer questions.

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  • Members of the public are invited to attend guided tours on Wednesday 18 September and Thursday 19 September at 10am and 1.30pm on both days, with each tour due to last about 2 hours.
  • Please book using the Eventbrite form.
  • Sensible footwear is required.
  • For further information, please contact Steve Lowrie on slowrie@pennon-group.co.uk or call 01392 443421.
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