Kinlochbervie Community Energy – Proposed Micro Hydro Project

Background Information
Planning permission was granted in February 2019. The applicant was Highland Eco Design. Highland Eco is building the project and all administration is being done by Energy4All. The project is also being supported by Local Energy Scotland. Part of the scheme involves community benefit. To that end a Community Benefit Society (Kinlochbervie Community Energy Society) has been set up to oversee the project. One member of the Community Council and two members of the Kinlochbervie Community Company sit on that committee.
Here is the link to the planning application.

Kinlochbervie Community Energy

The Kinlochbervie Community Company has been meeting with representatives of Community Energy Scotland and Energy for All for many months in order to get a community hydro scheme off the ground.  The proposal is for a 200 kWh small scale hydro electric scheme at Rhiconich beside the existing water treatment plant.  Energy4All have issued a share offer to raise £700,000 to finance the project.  Construction will begin by the end of January.  Energy4All offers an attractive return on investment to shareholders as well as an annual financial benefit to the community.  The project is being managed by the Kinlochbervie Community Energy Society with members drawn from Energy4All, the Kinlochbervie Community Company and the Kinlochbervie Community Council.  Click the link below for more information.

New 200kW hydro scheme coming soon to Kinlochbervie (