Wales – South
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.
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.
Derwent Hydroelectric Power Limited is an active hydro site owner/ developer/ generator operating nine sites with a combined capacity of over 1400kW located in England and Wales. Since incorporation in 1988, we have built up extensive experience-based knowledge in all aspects of micro hydro and can offer services such as feasibility studies, design, build, supply, refurbishment and commissioning. We can provide new schemes in the range 1-1000kW and we also have a small number of second hand turbines available. We look forward to seeing more of the UKÛªs hydro resource sensitively developed in the future.
Welsh Water is a regulated water and sewerage company. Since 2001, it has been owned, financed and managed by Glas Cymru, a company with no shareholders and unique in the UK water sector. It provides over three million people with a continuous supply of high quality drinking water and takes away, treats and disposes of the wastewater that is produced. Hydro-generation is a natural fit for our organisation. We have several large reservoirs with hydro turbines (currently leased and operated by Infinis) and an expanding portfolio of small hydro on sites such as water treatment works and small reservoirs. Our current hydro investment includes options to extend this coverage into the water distribution and waste water networks.
Ellergreen Hydro designs, develops, constructs and operates small hydro schemes.åÊ It can understand all aspects of hydro development from feasibility through to engineering and construction, ranging in size from less than 20kW to up to 1 MW.åÊ The company truly understand hydro as it develops and operates its own sites, and has a broad range of clients from farmers and landowners to charities.åÊ Headquartered in the English Lake District from which Northern England and Scotland are served, it also has an office in Cardiff supporting its growing activitiy in Wales.
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).
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.
Kennington Park, 1-3 Brixton Road,
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.
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Lycetts have nearly 60 year’s experience of lookign after the insurance needs of our clients. We have vast experience within the renewable energy sector and understand the complex insurance needs of this increasingly diverse market. We offer unique insurance solutions that are specific to renewable industries. From anaerobic digestion and hydroelectric schemes to wind, solar, geothermal and biomass projects, we are able to arrange comprehensive renewable energy insurance cover from the construction phase through to a plant being fully operational. We provide bespoke, specialist advice on what cover is necessary for various elements such as contract works, delay in start-up, marine and transport systems, environmental liability, machinery breakdowns and plant inspections.
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.
North Wales Hydro Power specialise in the development of hydro schemes with landowners as a developer. We operate mainly at the small to medium scale of the market with our business model allowing for either Joint Venture arrangements or through an Option and Lease agreement, whereby the landowner is paid a rent for having a scheme on their land.
We would be pleased to speak to anyone looking for a partner or a developer to take a potential scheme forward on their land at any location across the UK. We see oursleves as an enthusiatic, approachable, community-orientated company, which is passionate about working closely with individuals to build relationships, which result in profitable partnerships over time.
OM-3 (part of the Hydroplan Group) has been providing services to the hydropower sector for more than 30 years and our core service is the provision of Monitoring, Maintenance and Management services to support the Operation of hydropower stations in the UK.
The OM-3 name represents the following services:-
• Operations: Regular inspections, Proportional Fault Response, plant downtime reduction, HV Switching
• Maintenance: Service contracts, Personnel Management, Maintenance Schedules
• Monitoring: Ensuring best possible performance and minimised downtime – Remote early warnings, periodic trend reviews, performance analysis, reservoir inspections, hydrometry
• Management: Environmental Compliance, PPAs, performance conditioning reporting, financial performance reporting, dam safety
Services are tailored to the specific requirements of the scheme and owner. This can range from a basic compliance check to full management or scheme optimisation.
The Hydroplan group comprises multi-disciplined and experienced experts in creating, developing and operating sustainable hydropower schemes in the UK and internationally. There are 3 group companies:-
• OM-3 Providing Asset Management and Operations services.
• Hydroplan An engineering consultancy which designs and manages the construction of hydro schemes in the UK and Internationally. hydroplan.co.uk
• Aimsir Specialises in research and development of renewable energy opportunities in the developing world, focusing on sustainable development of natural resources, people and investment in potential throughout the supply chain. aimsir.co.uk
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Opus Energy was founded in 2002 and has grown to become a leading purchaser of energy generated by renewable generators in Great Britain. Opus is also a licensed electricity supplier to small- and medium-sized businesses. Since 2017 it has been a subsidiary of Drax Group.
Our off-take portfolio embraces most of the eligible renewable energy technologies and covers in excess of 2,200 individual sites with asset ownership spanning investment funds to small landowners. We operate under both the Feed-in Tariff and Renewables Obligation.
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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
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.
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.
The Rheidol Hydro Electric Scheme is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Since 1962 the scheme has generated renewable energy by using the rainwater that falls on the surrounding mountains.
Located within and above the scenic valley of the river Rheidol near Aberystwyth in Mid-Wales, the hydropower plant is made up of an interconnected group of reservoirs, dams, pipelines, aqueducts and power stations, and covers a total area of 162 square kilometres. The annual energy production is about 85GWh – enough to power approximately 12,350 homes.
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.
Tidal Lagoon Power hopes to construct the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant in Swansea Bay, employing hydroelectric turbine technology in a lagoon configuration.
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
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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