We'll help you unlock the power in your water assets

Zebec Hydro offers a full turnkey service for the development of small scale hydropower schemes. From feasibility through planning and permitting, to construction and operation, Zebec can provide the full suite of services required to realise the potential of your water asset.


Hydro Opportunites

Small-scale hydropower is a cost-effective and reliable means of producing electrical energy. The key advantages that small hydro has over wind, wave and solar power are:

  • A high efficiency (70 - 90%), by far the best of all energy technologies
  • A high capacity factor (typically >50%), compared with 10% for solar and 30% for wind
  • A high level of predictability
  • A good correlation with demand i.e. output is maximum in winter
  • It is a long-lasting and robust technology; systems can readily be engineered to last for 50 years or more

Producing electricity from hydro power is an efficient and environmentally benign method of creating a clean, green sustainable future in the UK. Unlike other contemporary renewable technologies hydro power has minimal visual impact and a legacy of reliable and consistent energy production.

Zebec Hydro are unlocking the potential of small scale hydropower, and providing long term opportunities for clients and partners.

Hydro Opportunities - Land Owners

Tax efficient investment opportunities for land owners

The renewable energy market presents an opportunity for land and estate owners to create long term income streams. Hydro power, unlike wind power or planted biomass, creates little to no visual impact, has little effect on fish and bird populations and can be sensitively sited to ensure that development does not detract from landowner's core activities.


Zebec provide services to cover all aspects in the development of your hydro project.


Services Only

You retain ownership and financial control. Zebec provides the necessary technical, feasibility and engineering studies.

Risk Management

Zebec underwrite the initial feasibility study. You can invest at a later stage once the feasibility has been proven.


Zebec and other project partners form a joint venture to deliver the project. You decide on your level of involvement.