Green Highland Renewables is currently investigating the potential for run of river hydropower projects on the Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) estate. The project is part of an overall Scottish Government drive to generate clean and renewable energy and reduce climate change.
In October 2009, the Commission split the national forest estate into three separate regions (Lots) with the intention of appointing commercial partners to help it investigate and deliver run of river hydropower projects.
GHR was appointed in August 2010 to progress Lot 3 which covers the north and west of Scotland and has been working with FCS to explore and develop the sites.
GHR is currently developing seven sites with further investigative work being carried out on a number of others. The map shows the sites being that have gained planning permission , the sites undergoing development works towards planning , and the sites that GHR is assessing the potential of prior to agreeing with FCS to investigate further
The schemes being developed under this arrangement with the FCS offer opportunities for communities to be involved in the development process and also to benefit economically from projects.