Hydro - river in fieldAt the recent hydropower seminar at All Energy, I listened with interest to discussion regarding the potential for hydropower expansion in Scotland through micro scale hydropower schemes.

With an initial outlay from as little as £1,000, micro schemes are an attractive option for offsetting local consumption (although they do still require planning permission and SEPA consent).

They are also eligible for the government Feed-in Tariff. If you are looking for a DIY project and you own land with running water, it might be worth investigating.

It will be interesting to hear what others are saying about this at the Scottish Renewables Hydro Conference today in Perth. Look out for another blog on the topic after the conference.



Giulia de Marco

Senior Solicitor at Brodies LLP
Giulia is a senior solicitor in Brodies Real Estate team. She has experience in dealing with a wide range of property work, including investment purchases and sales, all aspects of commercial leasing, development and security work. She acts for a broad range of clients including private investors, property companies, commercial and residential developers, retailers, tenants, landlords and financial institutions.
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