Hydro electricity is energy generated in the flow of a river. Broadly divided into high and low head schemes, this technology can be slow to develop with high capital costs, but schemes tend to operate over a long period (typically over thirty years) with fairly consistent returns.
To see a brief video on hydro electric generation click here
To see a study of hydro opportunities funded by the Rural Development Programme (Zero Carbon Communities) in 2009, please click here
We currently have a small grant allocated from Ynni’r Fro to develop five previously identified sites to the next stage. This will include consulting landowners, planners and Natural Resources Wales. If successful we will have more news about taking these schemes forward here soon.