Electric Mountain

Overview

Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing up to 1,000,000kWh of power daily. The unique design of this station uses a higher lake to store potential energy in the form of water, it is then released creating gravitational energy through the generators to a lower lake during peak times. When the system is not required (during the night) the generators are turned into large pumps to pump the water back up to the top reservoir, effectively "recharging" the system.

Tours and events are available through their website.

 

Monday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Price

Prices available on the website.

Hostels nearby

Electric Mountain

Gwynedd, Gwynedd, LL55 4UR

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SH581600

Lat/Lng: 53.118591, -4.121688

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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