Scottish Renewables Hydro Conference & Exhibition 2018

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 8 May 2018
Scottish Renewables , Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth,PH1 5HZ, United Kingdom

The hydropower sector offers benefits beyond clean energy. This conference will explore how to maximise the range of added value the sector brings, how those benefits are central to policy making across both the Scottish and UK Governments, and how to ensure hydro’s unique selling points are properly recognised.

With onshore wind and solar the cheapest forms of low-carbon generation, offshore wind rapidly falling down the cost curve, and supporting technologies like batteries becoming cheaper – making the case for a route to market for hydro will not be done on cost alone.

This sector is uniquely placed to deliver real benefit to Scotland, as well as further afield. While this conference will explore the barriers facing the sector, it will begin a real conversation on how to recognise all the benefits of hydropower. After all, hydro is more than just power from the glens.

Key questions the event will answer:

  • How does the hydro sector foster inclusive economic growth?
  • Can hydropower contribute to the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy?  
  • How can revenue streams be enhanced?
  • How can we ensure that hydropower competes on a level-playing field? 


Why attend?

At this critical time for the hydro sector we bring together industry leaders and political influencers to debate and discuss the key issues facing the industry. 

Who should attend?

This event caters for a vast array of those involved in the hydro sector in Scotland. Hydro and pumped storage developers (large and small), financiers and professional services, public sector agencies, community groups, academics, as well as anyone who has a part to play in either developing new innovations for the sector or who is already part of the wider supply chain should attend.

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