K-SET was set up in 2009 as a not-for-profit organisation called the Killington and District Sustainable Energy Trust (K-SET) which is based in south east Cumbria, in the Lune valley, just a few miles from Sedbergh. (Click on this link for the K-SET website).
Following a number of initiatives to introduce carbon reduction measures into their homes, such as wall insulation, they decided in 2010 to undertake a major hydro project on a weir at Broad Raine, originally built to serve a flour mill. Various feasibility studies were carried out over the following five years.
In 2015, with the help of Energy4All which was crucial to the success of the project, a Community Benefit Society (a BenCom) called RainePower was created, to raise funds to start work on the installation of a 35kW Archimedean screw turbine in the River Lune.
Information about the Co-op
|6 Directors, each of whom carry out roles that deliver specific support to the benefit of the Co-op|
|The Board appointed Energy4All to carry out the day-to-day management & administration of the Co-op|
|Profits from the scheme will be distributed to community funds in the local area|