Richard Rees, North Wales Hydropower
Environment Agency’s new approach to the implementation of eel regulations
Eels populations are in decline and the Environment Agency is updating its guidance for schemes in England. In this presentation the Environment Agency will explain how it intends to update its approach to implementing the Eels England & Wales) Regulations 2009. This is of interest to both operators of existing schemes and developers and designers of new schemes.
Ross Lowrie, Environment Agency
Brexit and Environment – new regulations, the Office of Environmental Protection and environmental requirements
As the UK leaves the EU, what happens with our transposed environmental regulations, the protection of European protected species and the implications of the EC Directives. This presentation will outline the requirements of the Environment Bill (on its second reading as of March 2020), the mandatory requirements for net gain and environmental covenants, and the responsibility of the Office of Environmental Protection.
Catherine Anderson, AECOM
Innovating in Pico Hydro
Henry Reily-Colins, Hallidays Hydropower
Blockchain and hydro – a match made in heaven @ 20p 20pkwh?
With the current state of the feed-in tariffs, it’s looking bleak for existing infrastructure payback and also new site production. Our Blockchain solution generates returns of up to 40p/kWh on over 15 renewable energy sites across the UK. It’s nothing more complicated than using your generated electric to run posh computer servers, then you get paid for providing computer power to companies, substantially more than selling it to the grid. We’re passionate about this model and know that it can seriously reduce payback on existing green sites, plus provide a new financial model to encourage building more green energy sites.
Josh Redditt, Easy Crypto Hunter
(Em) powering the community
Developing the Project, Community focus – social return on investment
History of the site, Penrhyn Quarry
Feasibility studies and licensing process
Financing the project, share offer within the local community
Design, build and commissioning – focus on upskilling local contractors
Operational experience over 3 years – volunteer network, O&M
How the community has benefited:
- Addressing fuel poverty, local Energy clubs, smart metering
- Establishing a mechanism to support further community projects
- Increasing environmental awareness, supporting sustainable and efficient use of energy Cyd Ynni organisation to share knowledge, resources and experience across other community hydro projects in the locality Challenges and opportunities
Gareth Jones, Ynni Ogwen
Gareth Cemlyn Jones, Chairman of Ynni Ogwen will explain the development, installation and operation of the 100kW Ynni Ogwen community hydro project situated in Snowdonia.
The presentation will cover the development of the Project, the Community focus and social return on investment.
There will be a brief history of the site, Penrhyn Quarry, details of the feasibility studies and licensing process, financing the project and the share offer within the local community.
The design, build and commissioning aspects will focus on upskilling local contractors and utilising the volunteer network.
Other aspects to be considered will be how the community has benefited in addressing fuel poverty, local Energy clubs, smart metering, establishing a mechanism to support further community projects and increasing environmental awareness, supporting sustainable and efficient use of energy.