HYDRO

We believe in hydropower, one of the oldest and purest forms of renewable energy. As well as being an excellent source of baseload, Hydropower can also be incredibly versatile, providing the ability to increase/decrease output very quickly in response to demand. The UK has a lot of untapped potential in the small-medium sub 1MWp market.

MAWDDACH, SNOWDONIA | Case Study

challenge

Natural Retreats, owners of a large pice of land in Snowdonia National park for the development of high quality self-catering accommodation. Syzygy was engaged to provide a feasibility analysis and planning scoping for the development of a Hydro electric scheme.

solution

Syzygy reviewed flow data for the site, identified a 100kWp Rankine Turbine solution as being the correct size and technology for this unique site. This would enable the development of their signature Eco-retreat to be zero-carbon. Syzygy were engaged to manage the development of the project (Grid, Planning, EA Abstraction License and the technical specification for the project.

outcome

It took over 30 months to get all permitting (grid, planning and abstraction license) secured for Natural Retreats. The project has now been completed by Clogau Renewable Energy and now is generating energy. Sadly natural Retreats were unable to secure a planning consent for their Eco-retreat and the site has been sold.