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About 50 locations in the Lake District are to be considered as sites for a small hydro-electric power station.    

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 The Lake District National Park Authority wants to reduce carbon emissions in the region and produce greener energy for  communities.

 Kendal-based Inter Hydro Technology Ltd will spend the next two months carrying out feasibility studies into potential sites for  the electricity power plant.

 It will consider sites near villages or small residential developments.

 Carissa Lough, spokeswoman for the Lake District National Park Authority, said: "With its significant water resources, the  district has a history of using hydro power for traditional industries such as mills.

"Now with increasing energy costs, and with national and local directives to address climate change, it's hoped there will be increasing interest from land owners and local communities to develop hydro systems."

To learn more follow the links below

The Consultants: http://www.interhydrotechnology.com/Default.aspx?page=Home  

The Turbine manufacturers: Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd, formed in 1853 (Kendal) as a British manufacturer, Gilkes are engineering specialists in fluid movement. Our extensive knowledge of both pumping applications and hydropower systems allows Gilkes to offer innovative, customised engineering, across numerous products and industrial applications to meet the individual requirements of an expanding worldwide customer base.

                            http://www.gilkes.com/hydro/gilkes-energy.html

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