Green Highland Renewables, the Perth-based developer of small to medium scale hydro schemes, has appointed Ian Cartwright as Managing Director to oversee the next phase of its development.

Green Highland has now commissioned its £1.8 million 807 kW hydropower station at Roroyere, Glen Lyon; has planning permission secured for its own 1MW scheme at Ledgowan, and for client schemes at Achnasheen (800kW) and Keppoch (100kW); and has been contracted by Forestry Commission Scotland to explore and develop small scale hydro schemes on the national forest estate in the northwest Highlands for which it has raised a significant amount of finance and investment via its corporate advisors, Fair-Lead Partners and Triple Point in the City of London. Ian Cartwright has made a career in renewables energy delivery in Scotland having been instrumental in building up and selling the family owned £1 million business J S Cartwright and Company, to Scottish Hydro Contracting in 1999, subsequently developing Scottish Hydro Contracting’s renewable energy business from around £100,000 in 2000 to a current turnover in renewables in the region of £8 million per annum.

The 10MW Alcan Kinlochleven turbine installation was a major project undertaken under his management by J S Cartwright and Company, while for Scottish Hydro Contracting he managed high profile/high spend projects including the EMEC Tidal Wave and Test sites, Causeymire and Farr windfarms, and the Eigg Electrification project. His appointment marks retirement from the front line of the Green Highland Renewables business of its founder and former Managing Director, Alastair Riddell. He says:

“Green Highland now sits at a very exciting juncture in its development. Our order book is expanding, enquiries are increasing,and the opportunities we are creating are growing in number. It is time for the business to move up a gear. Ian has a proven track record in doing that with his own business, with Scottish Hydro Contracting and elsewhere, and I believe he is exactly the right person to take Green Highland to the next level. I will continue to be involved in business as Executive Director, but with other less intensive day-today duties. I will support Ian as and where he needs it.”

Ian Cartwright says:

“The Green Highland proposition is very exciting. The company is in the right place at the right time with tremendous potential for growth through its range of models for hydro either as developers, joint venture partners, or as project managers to owner developers.”

Ian Cartwright’s appointment is effective from 18 November.

Further information from: Ian Cartwright Green Highland Renewables Tel: 01738 493110

Issued for Green Highland Renewables by:
Dick Playfair
Playfair Walker
Tel: 0131 445 5570
Note to editors: Green Highland Renewables has recently raised £2
million from investors to develop up to 15 small scale hydro schemes
on the national forest estate in the NW Highlands.