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Why hydropower? •
With a 600% increase in the number of licenses granted by the Environment Agency since 2008, hydropower schemes as a means of generating energy are becoming increasingly popular. In 2010 there were around 350 licensed hydro schemes operating in England and Wales and this is estimated to increase to 1200 by 2020, so now is the time to get involved.
No harmful waste is emitted Reliable and proven technology - schemes have been known to last for over 100 years!
Operational and maintenance costs are low. Electricity can be produced at a constant rate
Since February 2011 the application process has been made more straightforward, making it easier for communities, developers and individuals to capitalise on government incentives.
An Environment Agency study published in 2010 identified and assessed almost 26,000 potential locations for small scale hydropower schemes within England and Wales. There are also many potential locations which could support larger scale hydropower schemes. If you manage or own land, or you are part of a pro-active community, you may have a potential sustainable revenue stream. Inter Hydro Technology are here to help you assess this potential and can offer every service you could require at any stage of the development.
With the government's 2020 requirement to produce 15% of energy from a mix of renewable sources, the incentives to create a hydropower scheme have never been better!
What do we offer?
So why choose us?
Everything! But if you are unsure as to what you require, just get in touch and we will happily advise you. We offer any service in relation to the hydro, civil and structural aspect of projects, including:
We have been working in hydropower for almost 20 years. Included in our team are structural, civil, mechanical and hydro engineers, hydrologists, geotechnical specialists, geologists and flood risk experts. With this knowledge base (see our website for case studies), our expertise is rivaled by few companies. The skills we have accumulated will enable us to provide you with the most informed and suitable solutions to your requirements. Call us — we are ready to help.
Feasibility studies M&E specification (integration, selection and procurement)
Ground condition investigations
Management of entire schemes
Site topographical surveys
Flood risk assessments
Hydrological catchment surveys
Power generation potential analysis
On site supervision Schemes designed for sensitive sites Detailed design Water flow measurement Structural design
Civil engineering design of all aspects, including: intakes, impounding structures, pipelines, powerhouses, outfalls, civil works specification, as well as due diligence and peer reviews.
Heron Corn Mill, Beetham
Roach Bridge, Samlesbury
Logan Gill, Duddon Valley
Low Wood, Windermere
Published on Aug 8, 2011
Inter Hydro Technology offer all the services you require when it comes to hydropower development. This leaflet tells you more...