Over the last 10 years ASH has sucessfully gained consent for 13 hydroelectric schemes totalling a generating capacity of over 130 MW

ASH delivered environmental impact assessment (EIA) for each of these schemes and for some has been retained post consent to help discharge the conditions of consent and to ensure environmental compliance, co-ordinating environmental monitoring through the construction phase. 

ASH has been retained post consent on some of these schemes to help discharge the conditions of consent and to ensure environmental compliance, co-ordinating environmental monitoring through the construction phase. This has enabled our team to further their in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key constraints and opportunities associated with the development of hydroelectric infrastructure, often within sensitive landscapes.

ASH has considerable experience in the co-ordination of EIA, particularly in the field of hydroelectric generation, undertaking in-house assessment under the topics of landscape and visual amenity, land-use and recreation and landscape planning. ASH draws upon its in-house team of landscape architects, environmental consultants and graphic technicians to carry out many aspects of the EIA process, including the production of all plans, photomontages and other graphic material.

Our Hydroelectric Generation Experience

ASH has built up a specialist in-house team of professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the hydro sector who are responsible for preparing scoping reports, coordinating the environmental impact assessment process, preparing Environmental Statements and undertaking environmental monitoring and compliance on site.

ASH has gained Section 36 consent for the following hydroelectric schemes;

For all of the above schemes, ASH was responsible for co-ordinating the EIA process and planning application, and for carrying out the landscape and visual impact assessment.

We have also co-ordinated the environmental reports and assisted with gaining consent for a range of smaller non EIA hydroelectric schemes.

In addition to this, ASH has co-ordinated the EIAs for three pumped storage schemes.


Hydroelectric Generation Projects

Benmore Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH coordinated the environmental impact assessment for Benmore hydroelectric scheme

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Black Rock Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH was appointed to undertake an environmental impact assessment and prepare an Environmental Statement for Black Rock hydro scheme

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Chaorach Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH coordinated the environmental impact assessment for the Chaorach hydroelectric scheme.

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Chonais Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH coordinated the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Chonais hydroelectric scheme.

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Glasa Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH was commissioned to undertake an environmental impact assessment and coordinatie specialist sub consultants.

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Glendoe Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH acted as project Environmental Consultants throughout the planning, development and construction of the scheme 

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Inverlael Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH prepared an environmental statement for Inverlael hydroelectric scheme.

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Kingairloch Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH was commissioned as project environmental advisors for Kingairloch hydro scheme.

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Maldie Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH prepared an environmental statement for Maldie hydroelectric scheme.

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Micro Hydroelectric Schemes

ASH has been appointed to provide environmental advice on a number of micro hydroelectric schemes (under 1 Megawatt).

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River Pattack Hydroelectric Scheme

ASH was the lead environmental consultant on the River Pattack Hydro Scheme which gained planning consent in July 2015. 

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Find out more

We’re always happy to answer your questions. If you’d like to find out more about the services we can offer for your project, you can email us on info@ashglasgow.com or call 0141 227 3388.