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Energy: Hydro Generation

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 21 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have carried out or commissioned any research into the feasibility of run-of-river hydropower generating facilities involving greater use of individual river stretches and weirs. [HL1842]

The last review of run-of-river hydro commissioned by the Department of Energy was published in 1989, titled Small Scale Hydroelectric Generation Potential in the UK. The British Hydro Association, DTI and the Scottish Executive are considering the case for an updated study.