Hydroelectric Projects

There has been increased interest in hydro scheme assessments by developers in the past 6 months, with Neo Environmental developing significant experience in the licensing and planning process for these projects. Our Hydrological Engineer and specialist staff have worked diligently in the assessment and mitigation of impacts for these schemes, including one in Snowdonia National Park.

Feasibility Study For 50KW Micro Hydro Project, Inverness.

Neo Environmental was commissioned to undertake a feasibility study for a 50kW micro hydro project in Inverness.The study examined detailed head availability and existing available infrastructure and detailed analysis of the catchment area of the relevant hydro sources and local rainfall to determine flow rates and financial analysis to determine potential financial returns.

Environmental Impact Assessment for 2 x 100kW Micro Hydro Project, Dumfriesshire & Wales.

Neo Environmental has been commissioned to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment and planning application for two 100kW hydro project in both Dumfriesshire and Wales. Neo Environmental is also involved in the licencing aspects of the scheme and submission of water use licence under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005.

Feasibility study for 3 Tidal/Hydro schemes, South West England.

Neo Environmental was commissioned to undertake pre-feasibility assessments for 3 Tidal/Hydro schemes on the SW coast.This involved technical analysis, environmental assessment and financial analysis of the long term returns of each project and consultation with Natural England to determine potential constraints in relation to biodiversity across the site.

Feasibility study for a hydro scheme, Dalbeattie.

Neo Environmental was commissioned to undertake a feasibility study for a hydro project near Dalbeattie. The study will examine detailed head availability and existing available infrastructure. It will also include detailed analysis of the catchment area of the relevant hydro sources and local rainfall to determine flow rates and financial analysis to determine potential financial returns. The project is part of a community initiative to generate income for local projects in Dalbeattie.