Abernethy Trust (Barry Edmondson)
Kilmalieu, Nr Ardgour
Currently negotiating for FITs (17.8p/kWh).
1 or 2 years depending on which parts. There is a 20 year agreement for the Trust to pay parts and Gilkes to provide labour. Gilkes are being paid 14.5 % of actual income in return for £75,000 reduction in bill (due to increase in turbine size from 50kW to 89 kW). This also covers the 20-year maintenance deal.
No major planning or SEPA issues. SEPA approval given prior to current SEPA policy of 'presumed rejection' of all hydro schemes under 100 kW.
'Run-of-river' micro-hydro 10.5" 'Turgo' turbine
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