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Hydropower Consenting

Hydropower projects require various consents from different bodies:
Planning Permission from the Local Authority prior to building the project, Environmental Consents from the local Environmental licensing organising in order to operate the project, Grid Connection Permission to be able to link the system to the distribution network and Feed-in-Tariff Pre & Post Accreditation in order to be paid for the electricity produced.

  • Whatever scale hydro project you will need to have secured planning permission. Renewables First have extensive experience gaining planning permission throughout the UK.

  • Hydro power projects require consent from environmental regulators to operate. Renewables First have extensive experience of securing licences from these regulators.

  • You will need to obtain permission to grid-connect the hydro turbine from the local Distributed Network Operator and will only grant permission if the grid is suitable.

  • In order to generate income the project will require Ofgem Feed in Tariff accreditation, commissioning and G59 testing.

Are you considering a hydropower project in the UK, Ireland or overseas?

Renewables First have considerable experience as a hydro consultant and have a full project capability, from initial feasibility study through to system design and installation.

The first step to develop any small or micro hydropower site is to conduct a full feasibility study.

Contact us about a feasibility study today!

Once complete, you will understand the site potential and be guided through the next steps to develop your project. You can read more about hydropower in our Hydro Learning Centre.

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