Hello and welcome to 2017. I’d like to take this opportunity to let you know about the significant changes Snowdonia Hydro has undergone during the end of 2016 and into 2017 and how I excited I feel about the opportunities for the renewables industry in the year ahead.
At the end of September we said a sad goodbye to Rebecca Vickers who has worked tirelessly with us for the past 18 months to ensure all the licenses for applications new and old went through the correct channels, Ofgem accreditations were in place and secure for our clients, plus many many in river surveys on cold and wet Welsh days! I would like to wish Rebecca all the best on her adventures around Europe in the Spring.
Snowdonia Hydro’s offices have moved to Rhoslefain, the updated address and phone number is on the Contact Us section of the website. Many thanks for your patience during this time. If you didn’t get a response from the old number before Christmas, please do try again. New terms and conditions will also be published on the website and the prices revised to reflect the change in the industry and reduced Feed In Tariff rates.
I feel that hydro still has a strong presence in Wales and Snowdonia Hydro continues to work alongside the British Hydro Association and Welsh Government to ensure that hydro power will continue to thrive in Wales, now and in the future. This month I will be meeting with Lesley Griffiths AM to continue our work on improving hydro power potential in Wales. This includes revisions to flow standards, updated publications of grants and funding available for projects and increased incentives for micro hydro generation. We intend to do all this with the utmost protection and regard for the environment and ecology across the country.
Please do drop me a line if you have any questions regarding a potential or ongoing hydro power development and I look forward to hearing from you.