About the Linton Lock scheme
Linton Hydro is developing a new pre-accredited 280 kW hydro power scheme at Linton Lock near York, North Yorkshire. This will be developed and operated through a wholly owned subsidiary of Linton Hydro, called Widdington Hydro Limited. The site of the new scheme benefits from conditional planning consents, a right to occupy the site (which is leased to Flowpower Limited) and the directors have agreed terms for access rights for the construction and operation of the scheme. A grid connection offer for an export of 100 kW has been obtained for the project on behalf of Widdington Hydro Limited. The Directors are currently seeking confirmation from Northern Powergrid that it will increase the capacity of the connection (the total installed capacity of the site will be 280 kW) – the Directors expect this increase will be forthcoming.
Upon the completion of the Linton Hydro's 2016 bond offer, they became the 100% owner of Flowpower Limited.
The new scheme has been pre-accredited by Ofgem, the UK energy regulator, and therefore, subject to full accreditation, will benefit from the government’s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) scheme for renewable energy projects, which guarantees an inflation protected income for 20 years.