Canal Festival

31 Aug 13
South West
The Wharf House, Horseshoe Drive, Over, Gloucester GL2 8DB
Energy type:
Energy efficiency, Hydro, Solar
Event type:
This is a past event, you can no longer book tickets.
Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust is holding its Annual Festival, Saturday 31 August  to Sunday 1 September.
Among exhibits of impressive progress in restoring the canal at several sites along its length is a panel dedicated to Sustainability. Working to be ever more sustainable in all aspects of its work, the Trust reports on measures it has taken to increase energy efficiency and features its 17Kw (peak) photovoltaic roof array.
There are plans to install a hydroturbine of up to 4Mw capacity in the River Severn as part of its project to restore Llanthony lock and weir. The innovative design for the lock and weir will provide flood relief for Gloucester.
The Wharf House, which hosted the RELACS (Renewable Energy for Tourist Accommodation Buildings) Euro Meeting in 2012, is regularly used as a case study by Severn Wye Energy based nearby and sets high standards, having installed LEDs, electricity card slots in all bedrooms and induction cooking equipment in the kitchens.
Festival visitors welcome from 11am each day. Booking not required. 
The Wharf House, is the Trust’s Visitors’ Centre at the Gloucester end of the canal. It is open all year round and has a small museum and shop, overnight accommodation and a restaurant with an enviable reputation! Email:
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