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Hydro industry finds out first-hand about Koessler turbines

  25 May 2017 Hydro developers, landowners and agents from across Scotland came to visit one of Green Highland’s completed hydro schemes and find out first-hand about their experience of using Koessler turbines. More than 40 people came to the one-day event hosted jointly last month with the Austrian manufacturer, which included a trip to…

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Mark Mathieson steps down as CEO of Green Highland Renewables

May 23rd 2017 Green Highland Renewables today announces that Mark Mathieson has stepped down from the role of CEO to pursue other interests. Duncan Whyte, Chairman of Green Highland Renewables, commented: “On behalf of the board and our investors, I would like to thank Mark for his contribution to the business over the past two…

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Green Highland Renewables pumps £55 million into Highland economy this year

Total investment tops £117 million to date, with further £40 million planned for 2017 Majority of spend on local firms Company continues innovation in delivering  ground-breaking new schemes Green Highland Renewables has pumped £55 million into the Highland economy so far this year as they steam ahead with an ambitious build programme. The Perth outfit…

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Green Highland Renewables changes gear as new finance chief joins the team

New Chief Financial Officer Stephen Hutt has joined Green Highland Renewables as the Perth developer turns its focus to acquiring existing schemes and development sites. Hutt, who made his name as the highly successful CEO of the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland, has been tasked with helping the firm – which was acquired…

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Green Highland Renewables about to start work on Glen Affric hydro schemes

Green Highland Renewables is about to start work on two run-of-river hydro schemes in Glen Affric on land managed by  Forest Enterprise Scotland, SSE and part of Wester Guisachan Estate. The two projects, comprising a 2MW scheme on the Abhainn Gleann nam Fiadh and 1.5MW on the Allt Garbh, received full consent from The Highland…

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DECC FIT review has ‘missed the point’ on hydro energy says industry leader

The UK Government has ‘missed the point’ on hydro energy in its recent review of feed-in tariffs, according to one of the industry’s leading figures. Now Britain’s hydro energy industry will ‘all but disappear’ by the end of the decade, says Mark Mathieson, Chief Executive Officer of Perth-based Green Highland Renewables. During 2015, the Perth…

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Blog post – DECC review has missed the point of hydro

Mark Mathieson, CEO, Green Highland Renewables Published on 27 January 2016 The recent review of the feed-in tariffs for hydro energy has been a shock to the system. In the last few years the small-scale hydro sector has delivered more than 100MW of new schemes in Scotland, whilst contracting firms across the Highlands of Scotland…

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Hydro energy – a quiet revolution

This article first appeared in The Scotsman newspaper. You may not be able to see many of them, but in recent years hundreds of new small-scale ‘run of the river’ hydro schemes have been powering a quiet revolution in Scotland’s glens, says Mark Mathieson, Chief Executive Officer of Green Highland Renewables. Ask anyone In Scotland…

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