Has spring finally sprung!? It has definitely felt like it the last two weeks with perfect weather to carry out a number of site visits across Gwynedd and Ceredigion (with the exception of today’s weather which seems to be – typically – settling in for the easter weekend). With two 100 kW systems to build this summer we are hoping for some sunshine!
The first ecology report of the year has also been carried out with swift work conducted by Vital Ecology, resulting in a comprehensive view of the ecology of the site.
Closer to home, work is continuing at Bryn Cemlyn – a small hydro project which is the product of a collaboration between the National Trust and a local landowner and feeds into the Mawddach River and one which we will be taking through the planning process extremely soon. This is a beautiful site and will put into practice our company aims to carry out work as conscientiously as possible, avoiding any possible impact to such a unique and mostly untouched area.
Looking to the future an exciting opportunity has arisen to collaborate with an overseas company specialising in cost-effective low-head turbines which could be leading us to a more diverse portfolio of projects sometime soon.
We are also excited to continue with the stream of meetings we have had with the British Hydro Association and the Welsh Government with the aim of helping to pave the way for a brighter future in hydro – watch this space!