The Hydro and Wind Company Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Stuart Hodgkiss – Devon Wildlife Trust

“When Devon Wildlife Trust decided to restore Cricklepit Mill and make this the trust’s headquarters we wanted to demonstrate renewable energy being generated in harmony with the environment.

Being a watermill, a small-scale hydropower system was the obvious choice so we engaged Renewables First to do a feasibility study, then subsequent to that they obtained all of the consents from the Environment Agency, designed the system and built it.

The finished hydro system has be installed to a really high standard and has become a big visitors attraction at the mill. Hydropower is surprisingly complicated and the project took a long time, so it is important to have a supplier you can rely on, and Renewables First have really excelled in supporting us both throughout the installation and beyond.”

Stuart Hodgkiss,
Operations Coordinator, Devon Wildlife Trust