Hydropower at Teddington Weir

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

 

TAC and Angling Trust explain their grave fears over Teddington to shadow minister Tom Harris
Planning Application at Richmond Council Dec 2011
Licence
Full application submitted in Jan 2012, then withdrawn. Developer has been advised to undertake additional environmental surveys in the weirpool. These will provide data on fish, macro-invertebrates and macrophytes to update ecological reports to satisfy the Water Framework Directive compliance audit. Surveys were due to be completed in June.
EA latest update
Developer has undertaken additional environmental surveys in the weirpool. The reports are now being discussed to support ecological conditions on the licence. An impoundment licence submission is planned for Spring 2013?
Agreement for Lease
Exclusivity agreement signed, Lease arrangement to be confirmed.
Electricity Agreement
Options explored but not agreed.

News, comment and history web links

 

 
05/12/2013  Teddington Society Objects to Hydropower
10/10/2013 Lensbury Club Newsletter
14/10/2013 Freedom of Information request over council Payments to Ham Hydro
25/09/2013 Ham Hydro discussions put back – richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk
23/08/2013 Campaigners are protesting against proposals to install hydro turbines at Teddington Weir – Radio Jackie
21/08/2013 The Lensbury club objections to planning
10/09/2012 Shadow minister visits Teddington Weir
27/01/2012 Ham Hydro Environment Agency Application
28/12/2011 Teddington weir hydro-electric application submitted  - Richmond Guardian
09/12/2011 Planning Application at Richmond Council
23/10/2011 Ham Hydro on track to start in April ? – Teddingtontown.co.uk
15/10/2011 Green Light For 2.8m River power Scheme - Daily Mail
20/05/2011 Our river water levels are low enough – Angling Times
23/02/2011 http://www.richmond.gov.uk/eia_-_teddington_weir.pdf
05/10/2010 Arcadian Times
07/09/2010 Hopes rise for Ham's Hydropower Project - richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk
11/08/2010 Local group wins Teddington hydropower bid – teddingtontown.co.uk
11/08/2010 Plan for largest hydropower scheme in Europe approved - richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk
24/03/2010 -Weir could be source of green power – hounslowchronicle.co.uk
08/03/2010 Entec Identifies Potential Hydropower Hotspots
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