Hydropower plays a significant role in UK renewables, generating over 5885 GWh/year. Independent surveys have identified the practical potential for a further 2GM of capacity, and in Scotland - where hydropower provides 12% of electricity - there are real opportunities in terms of major developments and thousands of smaller schemes.
We are one of a small number of UK law firms with specific expertise in hydropower schemes. Our team of specialists works with developers and funders to facilitate the development and operation of hydropower projects throughout the UK.
Bringing together legal experts from a broad range of disciplines, the team delivers experience-based advice throughout the life cycle of hydropower projects. This includes everything from site acquisition and financing, to the negotiation of balance of plant and power purchase agreements.
We regularly advise on: