24th November 2021
Powering up: How a community cut through bureaucratic red tape to make a splash with the UK’s first urban micro-hydro
2nd October 2017
£55k boost to help create community park at Aberdeen hydro
Donside Village Community was one of five organisations to receive funding from the Scottish Land Fund.
28th March 2017
RESIDENTS HELP TRANSFORM OVERGROWN LAND AT ABERDEEN’S HYDRO SITE
A patch of community land in Aberdeen has been transformed by a group of hard-working volunteers.
25th February 2017
Community owners take control of Aberdeen Hydro Turbine
The first community hydro in Scotland, located in the North-east, has been officially handed over to its owners.
17th February 2017
Country’s first urban hydro scheme handed over
This week Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) took over responsibility for operating the hydro from supplier, MannPower Consulting.
16th February 2017
Aberdeen Community Energy takes operational control of Donside Hydro
Scotland’s first urban community hydro, the Donside Hydro, has been formally handed over to its community owners, having been managed remotely by the turbine suppliers since it became operational in October 2016.
5 December 2016, Evening Express
Aberdeen hydro scheme receives backing of Councillors
Aberdeen councillors have backed plans for a community-owned green energy project.
2 December 2016, reNEWS
Hydro, tidal take Scots honours – Aberdeen Community Energy and Nova Innovation among winners
Hydro and tidal projects have won three of the 13 prizes at the 2016 Scottish Green Energy Awards, announced at an event in Edinburgh last night.
2 December 2016, Blue & Green Tomorrow
Scottish Green Energy Awards
Aberdeen hydro scheme bags two awards | Tidal energy array also honoured.
2 December 2016, ACE Press Release
Scotland’s first urban community hydro brings home Scottish Green Energy Award
Aberdeen’s Donside Hydro was named as the best community renewables project in Scotland, at a formal Scottish Renewables event in Edinburgh last night.
6 October 2016, ACE Press Release
Groups behind Scotland’s first urban community hydro named as finalists in The Scottish Green Energy Awards
Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) has been named as one of four finalists in the Community Project Category of the 2016 Scottish Green Energy Awards.
14 November 2016, Third Force News
Community hydro brings power to the people
A pioneering hydro-electric scheme is now fully operational, producing clean energy for the community.
10 November 2016, BBC
Power to the grid: How Scotland is tackling climate change
Almost a year after the historic Paris agreement on climate change, Scotland’s environment secretary is preparing to head to Morocco for this year’s conference
7 September 2016, ACE Press release
Aberdeen’s Donside Hydro hits £500k Community Share Offer target ten days ahead of schedule
Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) has today formally closed the Community Share Offer it launched in early August
6 September 2016, Press & Journal
It weighs 25 tonnes and is nearly 30ft long…Meet Aberdeen’s new UK record-breaker
A record-breaking Archimedes screw turbine has arrived on-site and been installed as part of the £1.2million Donside Hydro scheme taking shape in Tillydrone, Aberdeen.
5 September 2016, ACE Press release
UK’s widest Archimedean screw turbine installed at the site of Scotland’s first urban community hydro in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) has today welcomed the arrival of several items of technical equipment
5 September 2016, BBC
Aberdeen community hydro scheme moves a step closer
The main part of a new community hydro power scheme in Aberdeen has been lowered into place.
5 September 2016, STV
Giant screw installed at Scotland’s first urban hydro plant
Water from the River Don will turn the screw at Donside Hydro and generate electricity.
5 September 2016, Evening Express
25 tonne screw installed in Aberdeen hydro project
The largest screw of its kind to ever been installed in the UK has been installed in Aberdeen.
26 August 2016, ACVO E-bulletin
ACE share offer appears in ACVO’s weekly E-Bulletin
The Aberdeen Community Energy Share offer has appeared in this weeks ACVO E-Bulletin. Please turn to page 17.
23 August 2016, Scottish Energy News
Local MPs and MSP welcome progress on £1.2m Aberdeen hydro power scheme
A trio of SNP parliamentarians have visited the Donside Hydro power scheme in Aberdeen.
23 August 2016, STV News
Scotland’s first urban hydro power scheme nears completion
Donside Hydro in Aberdeen is expected to generate electricity for the first time in October.
23 August 2016, Press Release
Local leaders tour Donside Hydro construction site
Local leaders, including MPs and MSPs, yesterday visited Scotland’s first urban community hydro.
23 August 2016, Evening Express
Progress on Aberdeen’s new Hydro Energy Scheme
Scotland’s first urban hydro energy scheme is said to be coming together “absolutely amazingly”.
15 August 2016, Aberdeen City Council CHI Mag
Donside Hydro. Investing in Renewable Energy, In Community, In Your Future
Imagine building a power station in your spare time. Well, that’s exactly what Sinclair Laing, Team Leader for Environmental Policy, and our ‘Local Hero’, is doing.
11 August 2016, Energy Voice News
Aberdeen hydro energy community group launches bid to raise £500k
The backers of an urban community hydro energy scheme in Aberdeen have launched a bid to raise £500,000 from local investors.
11 August 2016, Press & Journal
Donside hydro scheme launches £500,000 investor appeal
The backers of an urban community hydro energy scheme in Aberdeen has launched a bid to raise £500,000 from local investors.
10 August 2016, Herald Scotland
Renewable community project issues £500,000 share offer
ABERDEEN Community Energy (ACE) is hoping to raise £500,000 through a share offer in its flagship community renewable energy project, The Donside Hydro.
10 August 2016, Daily Business
Hydro share scheme targeting £500,000
Investors are being invited to buy into a renewable energy project offering a 7% return.
9 August 2016, ACE Press Release
Scotland’s first urban community hydro launches Share Offer that targets 7% return
Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) has today announced that its flagship community renewable energy project, The Donside Hydro, is now open for investment.
17 June 2016, ACE Press Release
Construction phase begins on pioneering urban community hydro scheme
The Construction phase has begun on Scotland’s first community urban hydro scheme, in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.
12 April 2016, ACE Press Release
Scotland’s first urban hydro scheme set to launch in Aberdeen
This year Aberdeen is set to become home to Scotland’s first urban hydro energy scheme, The Donside Hydro.