Attraction in Gwynedd
Have you ever wondered how electrical appliances we rely on most in our day to day lives are powered? Or how does the National Grid cope during periods of exceptionally high demand? These questions plus much more are answered as you witness the creation of electricity at Electric Mountain.
Visitors can take a guided tour around Dinorwig Power Station starting with a sound and vision spectacular at Electric Mountain, illustrating the role that pumped storage plays in ensuring the country's electricity demands are always met, before descending deep inside the ancient Elidir Mountain's labyrinth of dark and imposing tunnels. Electric Mountain's friendly and knowledgeable guides show you the main features of the complex, from the massive main inlet valve chamber to close up views of the world's fastest response turbine-generators. These units have a dynamic response capacity from zero output to full power within seconds, and are housed in Europe's largest man-made cavern.