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Linton Hydro

Social performance

Linton Hydro's directors have a substantial track record of successfully developing, constructing and operating hydro schemes throughout the UK.

Key Social Performance Indicators (KSPIs)

KSPIs are a measure of how the business is performing on delivering its main social or environmental purpose. Read more

The Linton Lock scheme is being developed with consideration for its surroundings and its wider impact. However, they do not intend to monitor specific social performance indicators of and therefore the information below does not contain indicators.

KSPI 1 - Energy production

The Linton Lock scheme will have an energy generating capacity of 280 kW and is expected to generate 1,250 MWh of clean electricity each year - enough to power the equivalent of 300 homes. Once work is complete to repair the existing fish pass, part of the Flowpower scheme,  it is expected to produce around 620 MWh of clean electricity each year which is enough to power 150 homes. In total the two schemes are expected to generate 1,870 MWh of clean electricity.

KSPI 2 - Local biodiversity

Currently at the site there is an old fish pass which is partially dilapidated and does not meet the Environment Agency’s best practice standards. As part of the development of the Linton Lock scheme, a series of modern fish passes will be installed alongside the new turbine to allow fish to pass more freely across the Linton weir, which currently acts as a barrier to fish travelling upstream to spawn, ensuring greater movement and ultimately increased population numbers.

KSPI 3 - The community

The project will benefit the local community in a number of ways.  The Linton Lock scheme will sell a proportion of the electricity that it generates to Widdington Grange Farm (a family-owned and free range chicken farm committed to sustainable farming) at a mutually beneficial rate, enabling them to meet their energy requirements from a local renewable source and reduce their energy bills.

In addition to this, Canoe England has part-funded a canoe pass that will be carved out to run alongside the turbines of the Linton Lock scheme. This will be a significant attraction, designed as a canoe slalom with lights, gates and a lifting bridge over the canoe pass. This project also has the support of Yorkshire and Humberside Canoeing and other local groups who will be able to use the pass when completed.

Common environmental performance indicators (CEPIs)

CEPIs are environmental performance indicators that are common to all businesses, no matter what their main business activity is. Read more

Carbon emissions

The two projects are expected to generate enough electricity to power 450 homes using renewables energy.

Staff travel to work

Linton Hydro does not currently employ any staff.

Waste and recycling

Linton Hydro does not currently report on waste and recycling.

Common Social Performance Indicators (CSPIs)

CSPIs are social performance indicators that are common to all businesses, no matter what their main business activity is. Read more

Community involvement

Linton Hydro will be developed to provide a range or local benefits. The project will sell a proportion of the electricity that it generates to Widdington Grange Farm at a mutually beneficial rate, enabling them to meet their energy requirements from a local renewable source and reduce their energy bills. Additionally the newly created channel for the fish pass has been designed so that it will also serve as a specialist canoe pass which will enable canoeists to pass the weir on their way downstream.

Ethical procurement

Linton Hydro does not currently report on ethical procurement.

Local employment

Linton Hydro does not have any direct employees.

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