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AGM 2017 – Notices and Accounts

To all members:  The 2017 AGM is scheduled for Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 12 noon, with a light lunch provided at approximately 1:30 p.m. Notices have been sent in the post and by email, including RSVP / proxy voting

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BDCR seeking part time administrative role

BDCR is currently recruiting for the role of part time administrator. For details please see the attachments. We have been working hard as a voluntary committee for some years now, and although the effort has all been worthwhile for all

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AGM notices and accounts

Please refer to the Shareholders’ page for documentation and accounts relating to the AGM 2014 BDCR.

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AGM date

To all shareholders, please be aware that the AGM date is scheduled for 14th June. Initial notices have been sent in the post and full details will be posted on this site in May. Hope to see you at the

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New record for Nora

The Nordtank 500kW generated 128.83MWh for February, it’s highest output yet since operating, and beating the previous best in May 2011 (127MWh). The capacity factor for the month was an astonishing 37%, and on the 23rd February the turbine hit

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Turbine operational again

The Nordtank 500 is operational once more following SPEN’s work on the switchgear. Nora started turning again on Weds 29th January.

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Nordtank shut down as DNO seeks to re-energise the site

The Nordtank 500, ‘Nora’, is to be out of operation for another week or so as we await re-energisation of the turbine by the Distribution Network Operator, Scottish Power Manweb. Nora has been down for a week or so already,

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Monitoring bat activity

Exeter University has been monitoring bat activity around the Nordtank over the summer 2013. This is part of an ongoing research project to establish the interactions between bats and turbines and what evidence there is of collision risk and barotrauma.

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April generation

Nora generated a very healthy 94MWh for April 2013. So remember on those wet westerly days it’s not all glum … our generation does well.

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If you’re not part of the solution …

The following Blog was posted on the Otesha website (http://www.otesha.org.uk) by a daughter of one of our committee members in October 2011. Hope you don’t mind if we indulge ourself by publishing it here but it captures the raging debate

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