The Green Highland Story

We have been developing run-of-river hydro schemes since 2007, identifying potential and implementing innovative development strategies in order to progress projects through every step of the development cycle.

We work with landowners, government agencies, utility companies, communities, and multinational businesses to provide bespoke, turnkey solutions to deliver hydropower potential.

We have extensive in-house capability covering planning, development, and funding as well as civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

Since 2007 we have grown to become the largest independent hydro developer in the UK.

Key Dates in Our Development

  • Jan 1, 2008

    2007

    GHR founded by 2 founding shareholders

  • Jan 1, 2008

    March 2009

    Alex Reading and Jayson Drummond join GHR.  Employees number 1 and 2

  • Jan 1, 2008

    2009

    SSE Ventures acquires a 33% stake

  • Jan 1, 2008

    June 2011

    GHR signs framework agreement to develop hydro projects across Forestry Commission Scotland Estate

  • Jan 1, 2008

    October 2011

    Roroyere Hydro Scheme (807kW) commissioned. GHR stake is 50%

  • Jan 1, 2008

    November 2011

    Ian Cartwright joins GHR

  • Jan 1, 2008

    October 2012

    Further funding from Scottish Equity Partners and the Scottish Investment Bank

  • Apr 26, 2017

    July 2014

    GHR completes acquisition of consented hydro schemes from SSE

  • Jan 1, 2008

    September 2014

    Construction begins on £8.4M, 2.5MW triple schemes at Achnacarry

  • Apr 26, 2017

    April 2015

    Ancala Renewables acquires 100% of shareholding of GHR

  • Jan 1, 2008

    August 2015

    Mark Mathieson joins GHR as CEO

  • Apr 26, 2017

    September 2015

    GHR acquires the remaining 50% stake in Roroyere Hydro

  • Jan 1, 2008

    December 2015

    Commissioning of Achnacarry (2.5MW) schemes

  • Jan 1, 2008

    December 2015

    16 hydro schemes commissioned in 2015 representing 10.8MW

  • Jan 1, 2008

    February 2016

    Construction begins on £14.1M, 5MW scheme at Loch Eilde Mor Kinlochleven

  • Jan 1, 2008

    March 2016

    GHR acquires 2MW Keltneyburn hydro scheme.

  • Jan 1, 2008

    May 2016

    Stephen Hutt joins GHR as CFO

  • Jan 1, 2008

    September 2016

    Chaorach (2MW) – and Ladaidh (1.3MW) hydro schemes commissioned representing projects 8 and 9 of the FCS portfolio. 8.6MW across FCS to date

  • Jan 1, 2008

    December 2016

    In 2016 13 projects successfully commissioned, this gives a representation of 10.6MW