Green Highland toasts 10MW
Scottish company completes 15th hydro scheme
Green Highland Renewables has reached the 10MW mark for completed hydro developments.
To reach the mark, the Scottish company has just commissioned a £3m 750KW hydro scheme at Allt Choire a’ Bhalachain on the south side of Loch Garry – the firm’s 15th completed project in the Highlands.
Green Highland Renewables chief executive Mark Mathieson said: “This is a tremendous milestone for the firm and comes in the middle of an extremely active period. We expect this total will double in the next couple of years as we crack on with a growing pipeline of consented schemes.”
The company, based in Perth, was bought by infrastructure investors Ancala Renewables earlier this year. It now runs 60 hydro schemes.
Mark Mathieson added: “Run of river hydro has an extremely positive story to tell. Projects such as Allt Choire a’ Bhalachain bring considerable long-term benefit to local communities; they are largely delivered by expert local contractors, and well maintained schemes can generate green power for many decades ahead.
“We are continuing to look at opportunities to acquire further development sites or operational assets and welcome discussions with communities and landowners.”
Allt Choire a’ Bhalachain is one of two projects in the area being developed by Green Highland Renewables on land managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland. The other scheme, a 1.3MW development at Allt Ladaidh, is due to be commissioned in 2016.
Image: hydro project with a view (GHR)