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, optionally, to organise the most competitive Power Purchase Agreement for the purchase of your electricity.
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.
Are you considering a hydropower project ?
The first step to develop any hydropower site is to conduct a full feasibility study.
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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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