Aberdeen is set to become home to Scotland’s first urban hydro energy scheme with the launch of The Donside Hydro scheme next month. The renewable energy project is being developed by Aberdeen Community Energy, a community benefit society set up by members of the Donside Community Association (DCA). The project is expected to generate around £30,000 each year for community initiatives and enough electricity to power around 130 homes annually. The hydro scheme, which will be built on the site of the former Donside Papermill, now Donside Village in the Tillydrone area of the city, will draw water from the River Don to create clean, renewable electricity that will be sold to the national grid.
Scottish Energy News 13th April 2016 read more »