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Hydro Resource Map

Hydro Power Resources
CLASP Hydro Power Resources Map

There is a growing interest in the North West in the development of local hydro-power schemes. In response to requests from authorities on our recent training courses and site visits we have gathered together a map of key current resources, technical advice, case-studies and other sources of information.

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Guidance Technical Information Training & Toolkits Case Studies Support Organisations
Renewables Handbook
Developed by Cheshire & Warrington authorities for developers and applicants
River & Sea Levels
Map of river and sea levels online (England and Wales only)
Planners’ Reference Guide
A guide to Micro-Hydro planning considerations from CLASP
Stockport Otterspool Weir Hydro Project (1)
Presentations from
CLASP’s site visit
British Hydropower Association
Local United’s
Diffusion Pack

Provides an excellent step by step process on developing a community hydro scheme
Flow Stations
Environment Agency information site
Stand Alone Renewable Electricity Technologies Training
Training materials from CLASP
Stockport Otterspool Weir Hydro Project (2)
Information from company behind the project
Department for Energy and Climate Change
Hydropower: A Guide for You & Your Community
Published by the Environment Agency, in partnership with EST
Mapping Hydropower Opportunities
Technical report from the Environment Agency
Community Engagement Resource Pack
CLASP’s package of factsheets & presentations for use with community groups
Peak Power
Developing micro hydro power in the Peak District
Local Government Improvement and Development
Compare Renewables
Provides an overview of eight sustainable energy technologies including hydropower
Opportunity & Environment Sensitivity Mapping (1)
Non-technical project report from the Environment Agency
PlanLoCaL Resources
Multi-media resources to support communities planning for low carbon living
Dyffryn Crawnon – Powys
Powering over two dozen homes in the Brecon Beacons National Park
Micro Hydro Association
Opportunity & Environment Sensitivity Mapping (2)
Technical data for NW England from the Environment Agency
Torrs Hydro
A community-owned hydropower scheme in New Mills, Derbyshire
Energy Saving Trust
England & Wales Hydro Resource Assessment
A 2010 study from DECC and the Welsh Assembly
The first village in Wales to have their own community owned hydro
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme
Hydropower Potential in Bollington
A feasibility study for this area
Old Walls Farm, Devon
90kW micro-hydro scheme located in Dartmoor National Park in Devon