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Hydropower Assessment

By February 6, 2013May 22nd, 2019No Comments

We’ve recently become involved in an interesting hydropower project in the Greater Glasgow area. The first stage of the project was to assess hydropower potential for the site, which comprises a wide-ranging network of lochs, reservoirs and watercourses in some mid-altitude hills. We then undertook a topographic survey of part of the site and undertook an environmental scoping exercise. The next stage will be to install flow gauging stations at a number of points and calculate the patterns of discharge from the catchments over a period of 12 months. This data can be used to size the turbine properly, which in turn ensures that the scheme delivers the best benefits to the landowner.