Welcome to the Donside Hydro from Ace Energy on Vimeo.

Investment InfoWelcome to Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE).

We are a multi-award winning Community Benefit Society, established, owned and run by the community. Our purpose is to build, own and operate Aberdeen’s first community energy project, Scotland’s first urban community hydro and install the UK’s widest Archimedean screw turbine. We bring you, the Donside Hydro.

The Donside Hydro will harness energy from its neighbouring river – The Don – to create electricity which will be sold to the national grid.

Income generated from the project will be channelled into initiatives that will achieve social and environmental benefits for the local regeneration area. Plans for these initiatives are already underway, with immediate focus on the improvement of the local riverside.


Our vision is to deliver on the ethos of a sustainable community that truly works for local residents, visitors and the area’s natural riverside setting . We are dedicated to delivering a project that is aligned with local and national government policy on energy, climate change and sustainable communities.

The ACE team work incredibly hard and successfully delivered the fully functioning Donside Hydro in September 2016.