Following lengthy negotiations and consultation with the Environmental Agency; Historic England and the Peak Park Planning Team; unanimous planning approval was granted at committee for the installation of two new Archimedes screw hydro stations on the River Derwent at Chatsworth.

The stations will be positioned on the upper and lower weirs and have associated sluice gates and fish passes. Once operational the 2 hydropower schemes will generate 445,000kWh of renewable energy saving the equivalent of 350T of carbon emissions and providing approximately 25% of the estates current energy requirements.

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Chatsworth Hydro 01 (Main)