TLS Hydro Power – Bob Middleton, Founder and CEO

TLS Hydro Power – Bob Middleton, Founder and CEO


energy is here it cant be made it can’t be destroyed, but it can be
harnessed TLS Hydro is a small hydro company We design and build small
hydroelectric schemes Hydro electricity is one of the oldest
forms of energy known to man today it’s still one of the most efficient
forms of energy using modern turbines we can get nearly ninety percent of the energy from the water into your homes At the moment TLS hydro, we’ve been going for fifteen years, and we’ve got eight hydro plants. We produce about sixteen
gigawatt hours which is 4,000 homes, so its a good start but obviously we want to grow. The site at Slatach is about a megawatt,
it’s our largest scheme and one of our newest, and its being performing now for about a year its going last for eighty years. It’s a great success story. I’ve lived in the countryside all my
life and protecting scenery like this is very
very important both in the design and the construction
techniques we use and how we build the plant. It’s there, the
energy is there its in the water, its in the hills. It’s just if we want to tap it the more rain the better. It’s the most the
sustainable form of renewable energy there is. It’s
predictable and people can drink water once its
return to the river you can’t do that with oil. I think hydro is obviously a no brainer
it has so many things going for it and really it is the energy that we
should be encouraging The potential for hydro schemes for
companies like ours is enormous here in Scotland and over the years we would hope that we
could make a big contribution to climate change

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