Development Details : Three 4.0m diameter Archimedes screws, mounted on the weir structure. The maximum output is 490 kW.
In early March 2010 the Environment Agency asked for expressions of interest to develop hydro electric power on Teddington Weir.In August 2010 Ham United Group were selected as the developer and in turn created Ham Hydro. The construction company as noted by the EA are Galliford Try
Update August 2016:
The TAC has always been fully opposed to Hydropower at Teddington on environmental reasons and that has not changed, and we will oppose any future plans at this historic and highly significant weir pool.
PRESS RELEASE 11th August 2016 – The Lensbury Club
Following the Court of Appeal’s judgement today in “Lensbury Ltd and London Borough of Richmond”, The Lensbury has issued the following statement.
“Lensbury remains supportive of renewable energy technologies, including an appropriate hydro-electric power development at Teddington Weir. However, it is crucial for such developments to be properly assessed, to ensure that everyone is clear on the impacts, benefits and suitability of the development proposals.
“We are pleased that the Court of Appeal upheld Lensbury’s concerns and acknowledged that the local planning authority failed to properly assess the scheme against relevant policies. In particular, the Court of Appeal agreed that the local planning authority failed to acknowledge that the scheme was “inappropriate development” under its policies and that there were no exceptional circumstances considered to justify the grant of planning permission. This assessment is a crucial part of the planning process to ensure only appropriate developments, in the most suitable locations, are approved.
“Lensbury will continue to co-operate with Richmond Council and the hydro project’s developer to ensure an appropriate scheme can be progressed.”