New Associate Member keen to work with community hydros

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MEG Hydro Services has become CES’s latest Associate Member.

The firm provides operations and maintenance support to small hydro-electric installations across Scotland, from its head office in Renfrewshire.

Their commitment to community energy includes being one of four equal partners in Merk Hydro on Loch Fyne – Scotland’s largest community-owned HEP.

MEG has three developments of its own running in Argyll, Arran and Highland.

Business Development Manager, Kenny Hunter, says his firm knows from experience that maximising returns from hydro schemes relies on a fair amount of ongoing attention.

He is keen to work with community groups to support them with either technical or non-technical help, aware that ‘volunteer fatigue’ can be an issue, once the excitement of commissioning a turbine starts to wear off.

MEG Hydro Services is also supporting community energy through its membership of CES – and we’re grateful for that.

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