What is Hydro?
At its most simple, hydroelectric power can be described as the process of converting running water into electrical energy: water flows through a turbine which turns a generator, which produces electricity.
Although all hydro schemes share this basic set-up, there are variations:
Why is Hydro Important?
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What is SR doing?
Scottish Renewables works with our members to promote the development of the hydro sector in Scotland.
We also work with the Scottish and UK Governments, their enterprise agencies, and other relevant organisations such as Scottish Natural Heritage and SEPA to secure the optimal conditions to maximise development of responsibly sited hydro schemes.
SR recent achievements in the Hydro sector
Meet The Team
- SR response to SEPA proposals to introduce a charging scheme under the Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 and the Reservoirs (Scotland) Regulations 2015
- Fifth Carbon Budget – evidence to Committee on Climate Change
- Scottish Renewables' Response to SEPA Water Scarcity Consultation
- Guide to Hydropower Construction: Best Practice
- SR response to SNH Corporate Plan discussion paper
- Renewables in the Dark as Government Delays Awards of Contracts
- Two-year boom precedes ‘cliff edge’ for hydro sector
- New Chairman and Vice-Chairman for renewables body
- Renewables cash boost hailed – but new stats show hydro schemes face funding black hole
- More than 50 shortlisted for revamped green energy awards
Senior Policy Manager:
Tel: 0141 353 4001