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Rugeley Power Station - temporary shutdown on 5th July

There was a temporary loss of power supply from Rugeley Power Station at 19.45 on Friday 5th July 2013. This was caused by a fault on the high voltage grid system at a nearby substation, operated by National Grid, which triggered our automatic shutdown procedures. The power supply in the local area was out for around 8 minutes whilst alternative supplies were switched in by National Grid. The power station was returned to full service as quickly as possible. We will be conducting a full investigation into this incident with National Grid, who operate the high voltage grid system.

Energy Trail Launch at Conservation Charity HQ

An innovative energy trail which will teach youngsters about eco-friendly ways
of generating power was launched in July at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s
Headquarters HQ, the Wolseley Centre.

The trail, in the grounds of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Bridge visitor
centre, is made up of a number of features including a small wind turbine, solar panels
and a water wheel, which will be used to demonstrate sustainable energy to visiting
school groups.

The project is the result of a partnership between the Trust and Rugeley Power
Station, who secured £15,000 towards the installation of the trail from International
Power’s Flagship Award.

A big thank you to the following schools who sent pupils to celebrate the launch:
Redbrook Hayes Primary and Churchfields Primary from Rugeley, The Croft Primary
in Armitage, Highfields Primary in Burntwood and St.Filumena’s from Caversawall.

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Nature Explorers

This summer’s Nature Explorers play scheme once again proved to be another tremendous success for local school children. Twenty four signed up for the weeks activities which included trail laying, make wind flags, designing and racing mini rafts, games, shelter building, pond dipping, tree climbing and trying their hand in the coracles at Beaudesert Scout Camp.

The scheme, which was based at the Forestry Commission’s Forest Centre, would not have been possible this year without the support of three volunteers Lizzie Baxter, Hannah Galimore and Ben Leich. Their enthusiasm and ability to get stuck into all activities was fantastic. Thanks also to Dave Coles, engineer at Rugeley who volunteered on the Friday.

Georgia who has attended the scheme for 4 successive years said of the week , “Thank you to all the staff that helped Katie and a big thank you to Katie—I enjoyed every minute of it!

If you know anybody who is interested in working with children...

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