1 Hours 7 Mins from our holiday cottages
41 Miles from our holiday cottages
Rheidol Power Station Cwm Rheidol Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
SY23 3NF (Sat Nav)
Tel: 01970 880667
Rheidol Power Station
The Rheidol hydropower plant opened in 1962 is the largest of its kind in England and Wales.
The hydropower plant is made up of an interconnected group of reservoirs, dams, pipelines, aqueducts and power stations, and covers a total area of 162 square kilometres. The annual energy production is about 85 GWh – enough to power approximately 12,350 homes.
750 meters above sea level up in the remote Plynlimon mountain range a series of aqueducts collects the water and channels it into the Nant-Y-Moch reservoir. Water flows from this reservoir to a power station at Dinas where it drives a 13,000 KW generator. From the power station, the water flows into Dinas reservoir.
Dinas reservoir supplies water to the largest power station at Cwm Rheidol where there are two 20,500 KW generators. At Cwm Rheidol a further reservoir has been created to avoid large variations in the flow of water. This reservoir collects water that flows through the power station and releases it slowly through a 1,000 KW generator.
The visitor centre has an exhibition, video room and cafeteria.
Opening Times 10.30am - 16.15pm 1st May - 30th September.
Guided tours are available daily, throughout the season between 11.00am - 15.30pm.
The Mill holiday cottage is a luxury barn conversion.
The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.
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