NRW approves hydropower scheme at protected lake

Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Ltd has received an abstraction licence to develop a hydro scheme at Llyn Padarn in Gwyned

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has approved an abstraction permit for a hydropower scheme at a protected lake in Gwynedd, saying any potential biodiversity impacts can be mitigated.

Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Ltd applied for a permit for scheme on Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, which is in a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). The pumped storage scheme involves abstracting water from Llyn Padarn and transferring it to Glyn Rhonwy reservoir using buried pumps.

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