Carie Hydro in the Spotlight

GreenPower was delighted to welcome senior staff from the Tay Forest District, Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) and the Scottish Government’s Environment & Forestry Directorate (ENFOR) to our Carie hydro project on Loch Rannoch.

The visit was a chance for senior staff to see at first-hand how partnership working is helping to generate income from publicly owned forests across Scotland.

Carie hydro was considered by FES to be an excellent example of partnership work in action.

John Morgan, GreenPower Director, and Emmet McLaughlin, GreenPower Project Manager, welcomed visitors to the site and gave a presentation which included visiting the main intake weir and powerhouse.  There was an open discussion about the lessons that had been learned, as well as recognition from our visitors that GreenPower had gone over and above their lease obligations by investing an additional £22,000 to provide a 50kVA electrical connection to the toilet block at the adjacent camp site.

The Kilvrecht Campsite attracts many visitors over the summer and the new power supply is being used to operate the water filtration treatment unit onsite, ensuring clean drinking water for campers.  With the provision of an upgraded power supply, FES now has the option in future years to improve the facilities on offer to campers.

Attendees (from left to right):

Donna Mortimer – Head of Finance, Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES)

Elise Black – Finance business partner, ENFOR

Catharine Murdoch – Scottish Government devolution build team for ENFOR

Doug Howieson – Tay Forest District Manager

Bridget Campbell – Director – Environment & Forestry Directorate, The Scottish Government

Michael Ansell – FES Head of Estate Developments and Renewables

Trefor Owen – FES Head of Land Management

Mick Bottomley – FES, Head of Marketing and Sale

John Morgan – GreenPower Director.