Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is proud to generate power using a hydroelectric turbine, part of our commitment to reduce our environmental impact and preserve the outstanding natural beauty of the Lake District National Park.
The scheme inlet
The turbine shed
Low Wood Bay is situated on 46 acres of private land and fellside. Water is now diverted down an 860 metre long pipeline from the top of the fell behind the hotel. The vertical fall of the water is about 90 metres and flows at up to 79 litres per second. The turbine house is a Lakeland style dry stone building, blending in with the local environment.
The hydropower system is fully automatic, with the turbine adjusting the flow through the jets according to the available water and generate an approximate power output of 53kW to 60kW to attain 180MWh to 200MWh of electricity each year, which equates to around 33% of our current electricity usage.
Hydro Power Output
"Combined with the 2,000 trees we planted here at Low Wood Bay in memory of my father Michael Berry, we will now be offsetting 500 tonnes of CO2 per year"