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Micro Hydro

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The Opportunity

Income from electricity generated from micro hydro can be used to fund the maintenance of the heritage resource of South Wales for its own sake and for tourism.  This would include: conservation of industrial archaeology, wildlife, cultural heritage, land management, access provision and interpretation, visitor information, marketing and promotion, policing, staff posts and funding community inspired heritage projects

The Location

South Wales Valleys and World Heritage Site

In-Kind Support Required


Type of Support Required

Site location and system design

Financial Support Required


Value of Support Required

Anything up to £200,000 per hydro system

Local Name and Contact Details

Steven Rogers, Scheme Manager, Forgotten Landscapes Partnership.

email: steven.rogers@torfaen.gov.uk

tel: 01494 742794

Any Other Comments

Some ideas from the FLP Commons Officer Alvin Nicholas on Co’s who may wish to fund land management programmes

  • Brains Brewery
  • Toby & Williams (machinery, Alpine Tractors)
  • Walters
  • Daltons ATVs
  • Broadwood International (Wessex Machinery: we purchased some items)
  • Doncasters
  • Waterlines Solutions (we purchased reeds from them)

Businesses in Wales gaining WECAN contracts

71 Businesses £278,277

Business support for green projects

12 Businesses £86,381

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