U.K. utility invests in Scotland small hydro developer

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has acquired a 33 percent stake in Scotland-based Green Highland Renewables Ltd., a developer of small and medium-sized hydropower projects. SSE paid 750,000 pounds (US$1.46 million) for the minority stake in Green Highland, which is part of the Caledon Group, founded in March by property developer Iain Wotherspoon. Green Highland focuses on helping landowners and community groups develop small-scale hydro schemes that use a small part of a stream, rather than damming a river. SSE began life as the North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board in 1943. In 1998, as Scottish Hydro Electric, it merged with Southern Electric to form SSE. SSE officials said hydro continues to play a part in the utility's plans, including the 100-MW Glendoe hydro project, Britain's first big hydro scheme in 40 years, which SSE is building on Loch Ness. (HNN 10/23/07) �But small-scale hydro has an important role to play in fully developing renewable energy in rural areas for the benefit of communities and landowners,� Dave Gardner, head of Ventures at SSE, said August 5. �Green Highland Renewables provides us with a strong small hydro offering and SSE is able to provide the knowledge and expertise that comes from operating hydroelectric power stations for 60 years.�

HydroVision International 2014 Keynote Speakers

Presenting the HydroVision International 2014 Keynote Speakers

Check out a slideshow covering the keynote speakers at the HydroVision International 2014 conference and exhibition

Click Here >>

Hydro Industry Financials

Buyers Guide Products

Zagorsk PSP, Russia

Zagorsk Pump Storage Plant 6 x 236 MVA, 150 rpm...

Most Read Articles

Recent Comments

Buyers Guide Companies

Balluff GmbH

Offers sophisticated sensors, transducers, indu...

ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies GmbH

Houghton International

High voltage (HV) coils manufacturers and suppl...

Scott Aerator Co LLC

Manufacturers of industrial grade de-icing equi...

Renewable Energy Corp Ltd

Designs, distributes and supplies wind, PV, hyb...

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours
To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

09/01/2014
Volume 33, Issue 7
cover
09/01/2014
Volume 22, Issue 5
cover

Archived Articles

2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Hydro Review Past Issues