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Romney Weir Hydro Scheme

Alastair Gill RWE Innogy Hydro Developers

RWE Innogy

Electricity supplier through npower Conventional electricity generator e.g. Didcot Power Stations Developer and operator of wind farms Operator of 10 small hydro schemes in the UK

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RWE Involvement at Romney Weir

Original project identified by the Royal Household at Windsor Castle Concept developed by IT Power and Olly Paish EU funding assisted the project Innogy invited in as a developer

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Facts and Figures

200kW of electrical power 1.3 million kilowatt hours per year Intended consumer Windsor Castle Average flow through the turbines 10 cubic metres per second 20% of the average flow of the Thames Head 2m approx.

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The site

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Consenting Process

Outline planning received from Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council Weir is owned by the Environment Agency Draft abstraction and impoundment licences Draft Operating Agreement

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Main planning/consent issues

Fish Noise Visual impact Flooding Other river users

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Fish

Screening Existing fish pass unaffected Eel Pipe Overwashed screens

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Noise

Existing background levels 50 dB Projected noise level at closest residential area 38 dB No noise impact expected

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Visual impact

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Flooding

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Outstanding Issues

Final detailed design of turbines and enclosure Planning approval for final design Finalised agreements with Environment Agency and other parties

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Summary

Development of low head sites is slow Lots of stakeholders Civil costs are high Select sites to keep these costs down Investigate innovative turbine options Third party supply can increase income

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