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Allen Gordon LLP is an independent civil and structural engineering consultancy with a staff of 35 operating from offices in Inverness, Perth and Stirling. We specialise in the civil and structural design of run-of-river hydro schemes and have worked on 60 projects from 50kW to 2MW.
Specialists in run-of-river Hydroelectric generator schemes.
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ALSTOM Power Ltd – Hydro Systems UK is a design and project management company specialising in the supply of new, and refurbishment of existing, equipment for hydro electric power generation. The Company is a UK based unit of one of the world’s largest and most experienced design authorities and suppliers of hydro electric generators, turbines and balance of plant. The scope of supply and services extends from the supply of components to the turnkey supply, installation and commissioning of complete new or refurbishment and updating of existing hydro electric power stations. The Company retains the original design data for water turbines manufactured by English Electric and Neyrpic Ltd, and for generators manufactured by Metropolitan Vickers, BTH, AEI and GEC.
Baileys & Partners is a bilingual family run Chartered Surveyor practice based in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
We have an impressive resume in energy consultancy and project management and succeed by offering independent advice founded upon experience. We participate in the Natural Resources Wales Hydropower Steering Group and have attended meetings with the relevant Ministers where required to make representations alongside, and on behalf of the British Hydropower Association.
Our services include assisting private and institutional clients with planning, licensing and flood defence consent applications. We also help with private Power Purchase Agreements and have acted in an Expert Witness capacity in relation to hydropower where required. In addition we offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services (we are RICS approved) and valuation services related to hydro and energy more generally.
Commitment, quality, innovation and personal service are our cornerstones.
Bidwells is one of the UK’s leading property consultancies. With a strong rural presence, we manage thousands of square miles of the Scottish and English countryside and coastline
and we are one of the leading consultancies in the high-growth renewables, forestry, and agriculture markets.
Our Energy & Renewables team recognise the challenges in the industry and face them head on, providing expert property advice in hydro, wind, solar and battery storage developments and associated infrastructure projects. With 630MW of wind and 20+MW of hydro schemes constructed and commissioned on client properties over the last two years, we have established ourselves as one of the leading authorities in the property sector.
Founded in 1839, today Bidwells manages over £5.2 billion in property assets and employs 500 people in England and Scotland.
Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers is recognised as the leading renewable insurance broker to the sector, with over 20 years experience. Our specialist team provides a comprehensive range of insurance solutions and with our breath of knowledge we can anticipate all the major challenges project developer face. Longstanding and excellent associations with the leading renewable energy insurers ensures our clients receive the best protection available.
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Manufacturers of high pressure air compressors. Typical applications; Turbine Govenor Control and Turbine Blowdown (tail water depression). 5-760m3/h (3-450cfm) – 10-100 barg (150-1500 psig).
Gilkes offer a reputable single source solution for a range of hydropower turbines, providing efficient, clean, renewable energy. Our range of Pelton, Francis and Turgo Turbines are capable of generating up to 30MW per unit with a Streamline range designed for the sub 1MW market and compact solutions for the 50kW to 100kW market.
Having manufactured over 6800 turbines, Gilkes offers complete water to wire solutions for small hydroelectric developments both in the UK and Overseas.
With service centres in Fort William and Invergordon Gilkes offer tailored long-term electro-mechanical service contracts, site surveys & condition assessment, breakdown service, control system upgrades & reprogramming and replacement turbine components.
Glen Hydro is based in Perthshire, Scotland and has been working on hydroelectric scheme development since 2010. Glen Hydro specialise in the evaluation, development and project management of small and medium scale hydro-electric schemes (from 50kW to 2MW). We are able to undertake all aspects of a project from initial evaluation of landholdings through to project management of construction, performance optimisation and on-going maintenance programmes. We handle all of the system modelling, civil, mechanical and electrical design, permitting, environmental evaluation and financial analysis in house.
We specialise in the design and installation of micro-hydro systems ranging in capacity from 2 to 200 kW. Our design methodologies and operating procedures have been tailored to minimise overheads and improve the feasibility of schemes within this band. We operate throughout Scotland and can take sites all the way from concept to commissioning. We also offer a range of maintenance services.
We have considerable experience in both data collection to assess the feasibility of proposed Hydro-Power sites and in the monitoring to ensure compliance at established sites. Many of these projects have been based in Scotland, but we have also undertaken work on Hydro-Power projects in the Lake and Peak Districts, North Wales and the South-West.
Our position as sole supplier for Hydrometric monitoring on a framework with SSE, as well as work that we have undertaken at key sites for Scottish Power and RWE Npower underlines our track record in this area.
The services that we provide include:
Spot flow gauging programmes
Installation of continuous flow monitoring equipment
Temporary installation of equipment for short term data collection
Derivation and validation of site specific flow duration curves
Reporting to meet SEPA CAR Licence or EA Requirements
Flood Risk or Consequence Assessment to meet NPPF/ TAN15/ SPP7
Fish Passage design and uncertainty analysis
Hydroplan is a leading engineering and environmental consultancy with over 20 years specialist experience in small to medium hydropower generation projects. Our client list varies from the largest utilities to the smallest mill owners. Our range of service includes:
– Definition: survey, feasibility studies, plant condition surveys
– Hydraulic: hydrology, 2D river modelling, 3D CFD, surge analysis
– Power & Control: Turbine optimisation, power system and grid design; control and governing design
– Environmental: Environmental Impact Assessment; intake screens; fish pass design
– Project Delivery: Specifications, tenders and contracts; project management , civil and mechanical detailed design
– Site Services: Supervision of installation, commissioning and performance testing.
Inverliever Hydro Ltd is the owner and operator of the 500kW Inverliever hydro project. The company develops and invests in hydroelectric projects and provides consultancy through its sister companies. Our focus in on smaller hydro projects (up to 5MW) developed under the Feed in Tariff in the UK and under international carbon market funding worldwide. The company directors have over 25 years experience in the design and development of renewable energy and emission reduction projects. The company has practical experience of the realities of developing, owning and operating energy projects and is equally happy to provide services for landowners wishing to develop their own projects, or to invest directly paying royalties to those who have hydro opportunities. In addition the company provides technical due diligence for lenders and investors in hydro projects. We love rain!
JBA is a water environment and engineering consultancy specialising in managing weather and environmental risks and opportunities for clients in the following sectors: energy and utilities; government & regulatory; sustainable development, third sector, transport & infrastructure. We have an internationally-recognised specialism in hydraulic modelling and flood mapping, having competed on the EA’s principal flood risk management consultancy framework contract for the last 17 years.
We are also on NRW’s Expert Marine & Coastal Casework Framework, Welsh Government’s Construction Consultancy infrastructure framework, SEPA’s Flood Risk Framework for hydraulic modelling, flood forecasting and survey and OPW’s Framework for provision of Environmental Consultancy Services for Flood Risk Management.
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customers who generate and manage energy assets through to the national grid to optimise value
throughout. Limejump manages the largest portfolio of batteries in the United Kingdom, developing
a Virtual Power Plant. Limejump is the Future of Energy.
Mann Power Consulting Ltd brought the Archimedean Screw hydropower system to the UK in 2004 and now have over 10 systems operating. This hydropower system offers an efficient, fish-friendly alternative to conventional turbines and is particularly well suited to low head, run-of-river sites. Our expert services are tailor-made to your requirements offering a choice of single or multi-phase consultancy from feasibility studies to scheme design, license application, construction, project management, installation and beyond. Over the past four years, MPCL has become established within the national hydropower industry as a leader in the field designing bespoke hydro-generation installations, specialising in low-head and ‘difficult’ sites which previously may have been considered unsuitable for such applications.
MEG Renewables is a developer of small to medium scale hydro schemes between 300kW and 2MW.åÊ Our aim is to develop projects which generate green energy for the M&Co retail business, which we are a subsidiary of.
As an independent and privately funded developer, MEG Renewables provides the risk captial to progress projects through each of the development stages.åÊ We are able to offer a range of financial options to landowners, ranging from a straightforward rental arrangement through to share equity partnerships.
We are currently seeking opportunities with landowners who think they may have a river with potential, or who have partly progressed aåÊscheme, but need a development partner for technical and funding assistance.
Monzie Hydro Electric is a 200kW run of river hydro electric scheme which was first commissioned in 1952. The electricity is distributed by underground cable to Monzie Church, a village hall, three farms and various houses on Monzie Estate and supplies a bespoke joinery manufacturing factory. It has an 11kV connection to the grid and the surplus generation is exported at present to Scottish & Southern Energy plc.
Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned management, engineering and development consultancy with more than 80 years experience of hydro power in the UK and worldwide.
Our experience and services include screening and feasibility studies, site selection and investigation, procurement, design and construction of all sizes of hydroelectric, pumped storage and tidal barrage schemes. These range from mini hydro-electric projects of less than 100 kW capacity to major international projects of 5GW, with or without reservoir storage, and which include both low head mill weirs and highland run of river schemes.
We have specialist in-house expertise in project economics, power system studies, planning and environmental services, hydraulics, dam and reservoir engineering, tunnelling, civil engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, transmission lines and operation and maintenance.
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Renewables First is one of the UK’s leading small and medium-scale hydropower consultancy, design and installation companies. Established for over seventeen years, we have a proven track record of providing full project capability offering consultancy, feasibility, detailed design, contenting, construction, commissioning and O&M services for hydropower systems across the UK. Our highly skilled and experienced team of engineers enables us to deliver high quality reliable systems that are optimised for maximum energy generation and minimum downtime. We have a large number of private and commercial customers including acting as principal consultants for several utility companies, along with a large number private companies and private landowners. We also have expert capability in the design and delivery of medium-scale wind and Water Source Heat Pump projects.
Our sister company, GoFlo Screens, are manufacturers of automatic travelling intake screens that are designed to maximise hydropower energy yield, minimise maintenance and protect fish and eels. You can find out more on their website www.gofloscreens.co.uk
For all your hydropower needs, contact Renewables First, the Hydro and Wind Company – Securing a clean energy future, profitably
River Energy Systems specialises in taking a product, project or company from concept to commercial realisation.åÊ We have a wide ranging experience across many industries and use this experience to develop projects in diverse fields.åÊ Our experience in oil and gas, transport, construction and nuclear energy equips us with the knowledge and contacts to drive every project towards completion.åÊ With a focus on renewables, we have experience in Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion, Wind, Wave, Tidal and Hydro projects, with a proven track record of successfully converting ideas into commercial success.
We currently manage the River Energy Systems Hydro project which is an innovative in-river hydro device which requires no civil works and whose turbine blade never travels faster than the speed of the flowing water.
RWE npower renewables is the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy and is one of the UK’s leading renewables energy developers and operators, committed to developing and operating wind farms and hydro plants to produce sustainable electricity. The company operates 17 hydroelectric power projects and 22 wind farms in the UK, including the country’s first major offshore wind farm, North Hoyle.
RWE npower renewables is also working with marine energy technology partners to deliver new wave and tidal stream power projects in the UK.
Scottish Water is a publicly owned company answerable to the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland.åÊ Its job is to provide 1.3 billion litres of drinking water every day and take away 840 million litres of wastewater daily.åÊ
Scottish Water has been actively installing hydro turbines since 2010 and to date has installed turbines at over twenty Scottish Water assets. This is primarily to offset onsite power consumption of associated on-site treatment works, with any surplus exported to the grid.åÊ We currently have 5.5 MW of installed hydropower capacity with an ambitious programme ahead to install a further 2MW of installed hydro capacity in the next 6 years through dedicated hydro frameworks.åÊ
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Shepherd and Wedderburn has been at the forefront of the sector – in Scotland, the UK and internationally – for over 30 years and our energy lawyers have a reputation for advising on innovative, unique, and complex projects.
The energy and natural resources team has more than 90 specialist lawyers drawn from the full spectrum of legal disciplines, who advise on every aspect of energy projects – from inception through to the achievement of financial close and beyond.
Our work spans the spectrum of energy technologies covering everything from clean energy (including on and offshore wind, hydro, solar and marine) to oil and gas.
We have been developing run-of-river hydro schemes since 2007, identifying potential and implementing innovative development strategies in order to progress projects through every step of the development cycle.
We work with Landowners, Government Agencies, Utility Companies, Communities and Multinational Business to provide bespoke, turnkey solutions to deliver hydropower potential.
We have extensive in-house capability covering planning, development, and funding as well as Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Since 2007 we have grown to become the largest independent hydro developer in the UK.
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SmartestEnergy is a next generation energy company, supporting smart businesses through the transition to a decentralised energy system.
Established in 2001, SmartestEnergy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marubeni corporation. We’re a stable, well-resourced business with an independent voice to recommend what’s best for our customers.
Beginning with Power Purchase Agreements, SmartestEnergy grown to become the UK’s leading purchaser of power from independent generation with our asset-light business model. We also use our expertise across the UK energy landscape to help businesses to optimise their generation projects.
Our current portfolio of Power Purchase Agreement customers covers 400+ generation sites ranging from blue chip companies with large-scale power plants to community organisations operating a single wind turbine.
We are also an electricity supplier to the industrial and commercial sector.
Spaans Babcock was established in 1897 and has been supplying equipment into the water industry since this date. The company are the World’s largest supplier of Archimedes Screws having thousands of screws installed throughout the UK & tens of thousands worldwide.
Archimedes “Screw generators” are perfectly suited to low head applications, they offer several advantages over alternative technologies including no requirement for fine screens, fish friendliness, non-blocking and low maintenance due to the simple & robust design. The Screw generator is offered in various alternative designs to suit given site circumstances.
Spaans have agreements in place with many of the UK Water companies & agencies for the design, manufacture, supply, installation and maintenance of their equipment.
Centrally based in Heywood, the company offers a full range of services from supply only contracts through to development of complete bespoke packages. Project management is handled by the companies own project teams and the company has its own SHE officer to ensure compliance with the stringent UK requirements. All installation and maintenance work is handled by in house teams of engineers.
Sustainable Control Systems (SCS) were established in 1999 and are the UK’s leading provider of control systems for the micro hydro industry. SCS controllers are designed specifically for hydro generation and more than 500 systems have been installed to date. End to end design and manufacture ensure an expert understanding of the system and cost effective solutions.
SCS are experts in grid connection (single, split and three phase), off-grid systems, load management, monitoring and remote control. They also supply generators and for high head site Pelton turbines.
The Forestry Commission is one of the UK’s Biggest Landowners with a total landholding of over 1million ha. The Commission is in the process of developing it’s own hydro renewable resource both in partnership with the private sector and utilising our own in-house experience.
TLS Hydro develops, own and operates hydro-electric power stations throughout Scotland, England and Wales. Specialising in small-scale developments, we have a record of successfully developing new run-of-river and storage sites. We also have considerable experience in the renovation and refurbishment of disused hydro schemes.
If you have access to a watercourse that you believe could be developed for hydropower, or you are looking for a partner in a joint venture, then we would be happy to hear from you.
Our sister company, LoCO2 Energy, is a green electricity retail business registered for FiTs. If you have a power station, we would like to purchase your output so please get in touch for a quote.
Triodos Bank offers a pioneering banking model and the inspiration for a genuinely sustainable financial future. It works exclusively with organisations delivering environmental, cultural and social benefits, from charities and social enterprises to organic farms, supported by a community of thousands of savers and investors. Triodos Bank has a long track record of financing renewable energy, offering loans, investments and project finance. It finances more than 350 clean energy projects across Europe with a combined generating capacity of 2,038 MW of energy, including wind, solar and hydro power.
vento ludens Limited has operated successfully in the UK renewable energy sector
since 2008. Working as developers, we are dedicated to producing clean energy
from renewable sources. From our offices in Edinburgh, Bristol and Dublin our
team develop hydro, wind and solar projects throughout the UK and Ireland. In
addition to our in-house capabilities we work with experts in the fields of
environment, plannng and construction to ensure we select the right sites and
manage the process in a responsible way. We focus on small and medium scale
hydro projects and can offer a complete turnkey service for landowners looking to
realise more value from their land assets and generate a reliable and risk-free
Weir Power & Industrial – a division of FTSE 100 company The Weir Group PLC – delivers excellent engineering solutions to customers worldwide.
Weir Power & Industrial designs and manufactures engineered products and provides aftermarket support for flow control and rotating equipment in many power generation sectors. Our long-established hydro service capabilities have been strengthened by our recent acquisition of American Hydro: a leading
supplier and installer of large equipment for the hydroelectric and water distribution industries specialising in the design, manufacture, upgrade and servicing of high-performance hydro-turbines and pumps.
Our strategically-placed service centres supported by a network of partnerships ensure that Weir Power & Industrial can deliver innovative engineered solutions which enhance the performance and lifespan of your equipment, thus improving the efficiency of your hydro operation.
Visit www.weirpowerindustrial.com for further information on our excellent hydro power solutions.
The Greenspan Agency have been assisting farmers and landowners manage their renewable energy schemes in the UK for over ten years. Greenspan offer services that cover Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Remote Monitoring to Planning and Project Development.
Our Bureau & Administration service aims to simplify the process of marketing and exporting your energy, making the process clear and transparent to you and your stakeholders.
The service covers:
Power Purchase Agreement negotiations
Invoicing of Power, Subsidies and Embedded Benefits
FiT & ROC Submissions
REGO Certificate Management
Remote Monitoring & SCADA Surveillance
Power Purchase Agreements
We also carry out over one hundred PPA renewals per year on behalf of our clients. Greenspan provides a fully comprehensive comparison document that compares each quote received on a like for like basis and allows the customer to make an informed decision. Greenspan take no commission from signed contracts, and all negotiated benefits are 100% attributed to the generator.
The Greenspan Agency Ltd, 6 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AT
0131 514 4444
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