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River Ness Hydro Site Visit

27 September 2022 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM / Scotland / Highlands and Islands / Updates

27 September 2022 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
River Ness Hydro Scheme, Whin Park, Bught Road, Inverness, United Kingdom, IV3 5TH
RTPI Highlands and Islands | [email protected]

Join us for an external and internal guided tour of the recently opened Hydro Ness (Archimedes Screw development) in Inverness led by project manager and architect.

Parking is available at Whin Park car park (IV3 5SS) or Rugby Club Car Park. Walk along the route showing on the map and meet at platform at Ness Hydro at 16.30.

Core CPD Framework

By attending this event, you can develop the skills of designing renewable energy project and learning up to date knowledge of environmental planning via the flagship project in Inverness. 


  • To hear the story: What were the drivers for the project, the challenges and the methods to make it happen;
  • To experience how to use renewable energy development to deliver the place-making in existing urban fabric and natural landscape;
  • To understand locational considerations, why and how the technology was applied here and the opportunity of repeatability.

Environmental Planning

Learn about:

  • Responding to environmental constraints on the site (e.g. flooding, species and habitats);
  • Opportunities and challenges on tackling climate change, increasing energy security and funding mechanism;
  • How planning can help to deliver sustainability goal.