ASH has worked on micro hydroelectric schemes throughout Scotland

Key Tasks

Site options appraisal

Screening and Scoping

EIA coordination and project management

Landscape and visual impact assessment

Landscape design

Stakeholder consultation

Public consultation



What we did

In addition to our involvement in the development of medium and large scale hydro schemes throughout Scotland, ASH has also been appointed to provide environmental advice on a number of micro hydroelectric schemes (under 1 Megawatt).

An increasing number of land owners / estates are recognising the economic benefit that renewable energy can bring to help sustain and develop the value of their estate, for the benefit of both the owners and the local community.

ASH's input into the development of micro hydroelectric schemes has varied according to the requirements of the individual clients, including:

  • Advice on statutory requirements

  • Consultations with statutory and other bodies

  • Provision of specialist sub consultants as required (ecologists, archaeologists,  fisheries consultants, hydrologists, noise consultants and architects)

  • Provision of in-house specialist advice on landscape and visual design, planning, landscape mitigation and environmental enhancements

  • Research and site survey

  • Environmental / scoping review of hydroelectric schemes

  • Development of hydroelectric scheme design and detailed design of the various scheme components

  • Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Preparation of presentation material for consultations / public exhibitions

  • Preparation of Environmental Appraisal report and CAR licence


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 or call 0141 227 3388.