Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli Hydro Power

Llandysul & Pont-Tyweli were first powered by electricity generated by hydro-power from the river Teifi from the 1920s. There were 3 generators at the Power House in Pont-Tyweli generating up to 100kW of power. This fell into disuse when the national grid reached the area in the 1940s.

Now that fossils fuels are so much more expensive and damaging to the environment and investment in renewable energy is growing, this is the ideal time to re-instate a hydro-power scheme on the river Teifi to benefit the communities of Llandysul & Pont-Tyweli and reduce climate change.

We have investigated the feasibility of Archimedes screws, Hydro Electric Barrels and Gravitational Water Vortexes.

These findings were presented at a public meeting on 25th November 2013. The response was extremely positive.

Since then we have prepared detailed applications for a Gravitational Water Vortex system and discussed with Natural Reources Wales. This is an exciting new technology not used yet in the UK. It has the potential for providing hydro power without the associated problems of disruption to fish and other river life, and sediment flow. So it could be widely adopted by communities across Wales with the potential to generate up to 50% of Wales' entire electricity requirements. We are working with Natural Resources Wales to prove that the system has no significant negative effects on fish migration and sediment flow even in special conservation sites.

Please register your support below. Or if you have any objections we would like to hear them so that we can address any concerns.

Documents are available below.

Meeting with Natural Resources Wales and Elin Jones 9th February 2015 - Slides

Meeting with Natural Resources Wales and Elin Jones 9th February 2015 - Commentary

Pre Application Proposal to Natural Resources Wales 10th September 2014

Reply from Natural Resources Wales 16th October 2014

Response back to Natural Resources Wales 17th October 2014

Site Location Proposal 21 March 2014

Slides for presentation for public meeting on 25th November 2013 including ideas for Hydro Electric Barrel and Gravitational Water Vortex

Commentary for public meeting on 25th November 2013 including ideas for Hydro Electric Barrel and Gravitational Water Vortex

MannPower Feasibility Study concentrating on Archimedes Screws 2013

MannPower Feasibility Study - Analysis Documents 2013

Welsh Government nature Funding Request for Ideas

Do you have any questions?

Do you have any objections?

We would love to hear from you. We can only take this scheme forward if we have support from the community so please do register below.

Your name
Your email address
Your postal address
Your phone number
Your comments / questions / objections
Would you support a hydro power scheme on the river Teifi? Yes No Undecided
If you would be interested in investing in the scheme
please enter the amount you may wish to invest here*
* Depending on the scheme chosen the return on investment may be between 3% and 11% per year on going for at least 50 years. However, there are many details to work out before any firm indication can be given and this is not guaranteed. This is in no way a commitment for you to invest but it would be very useful for us to gauge the anticipated level of investment we may be able to generate before going ahead with a project. There is no maximum or minimum level of investment. Investment is open to all. However, if the scheme is over-subscribed, priority will be given to residents in Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli and the surrounding areas. Your information will be kept confidential and only used for the purposes of administering the scheme.

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This project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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