Biggest ever river hydroelectric project opens in Yorkshire

£5.3m Kirkthorpe renewable power scheme on the River Calder, near Wakefield Offcially opened by Sir John Armitt, Deputy Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission on 13th March 2017 Long-term (100 years+) renewable energy infrastructure Generating renewable energy for local homes and businesses A new hydroelectric power plant, the largest low-head river hydro plant ever to be built in Yorkshire and the largest plant commissioned in England since the start of the century, has today been offically opened by Sir John Armitt, Deputy Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission and Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Harnessing the flow of the River Calder, the 500

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