We provide a unique service to support community owned micro-hydro power in our core areas of mid, South and West Wales. Our purpose is to make renewable generation by hydro-electricity a reality for community groups by guiding them through the process, removing any difficulties they might otherwise face. The principal barriers for community projects are securing rights from landowners, obtaining the necessary permissions, affordable system design and installation, and finance. The service we provide will remove these barriers, allowing micro-hydro generation to become a practical reality and source of income for your community.
As a non-profit organisation, we are committed to delivering support at the lowest cost to you, so that we can maximise the long term financial benefits to communities. TGV Hydro provides both loan finance for up to 65% of the capital cost of the scheme and can support groups to raise the capital cost of a community hydro scheme.
TGV Hydro will work with work with the community to ensure that the right legal structure is established that will use the community’s share of profits to meet environmental and educational objectives – encouraging communities to become carbon neutral, financially secure and sustainable. For more information on how we can help your community project email Chris Blake or call 07973 834910.