Site navigation:

ECOFACT Pumped Hydro Projects - ECOFACT

ECOFACT is currently working on assessments for proposed pumped storage hydroelectric schemes ..

The category page

Pumped Hydro Projects

ECOFACT has recently completed an assessment of a number of options for a proposed pumped storage hydroelectric scheme in the Derrynasaggart Mountains. The studies undertaken included a gill netting assessment of 4 lakes and an electrical fishing assessment of the streams flowing from the subject water bodies. A comparative impact assessment comparing the likely impacts of the proposed scheme affecting each aquatic system was prepared. A detailed Ecological Impact Assessment and Article 6 Appropriate Assessment was completed for the selected development site.

ECOFACT has been commissioned to carry out a fisheries and aquatic ecology impact assessment for a proposed pumped hydro-electric scheme on Carrigadrohid reservoir, Co. Cork. This site is located upstream of the existing large hydro-electric scheme on the River Lee. We are now in the final stages of completing this project.

Current News Stories:

  • Filming a documentary on Sea Lampreys

    We were delighted to work recently with BBC Earth on a documentary on Sea Lampreys Petromyzon marinus. The filming took place during early-June 2017 on the old River Shannon at Castleconnell, Co Limerick. This is part of the Lower River Shannon Special Area of Conservation, and Sea Lampreys are a key conservation interest of this […]

    Continue Reading
  • Major new book – Wildlife and Wind Farms

    A major new book will be published in May 2017 entitled ‘Wildlife and Wind Farms: Conflicts and Solutions’. Volume 1 of this book includes a chapter prepared by Ecofact Principal Ecologist Dr. William O’Connor. The two-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions between wind farms and wildlife, each volume dedicated to one of the two […]

    Continue Reading
  • Surveying wintering birds in the Irish Midlands

    Our staff are currently undertaking a number of wintering bird surveys in the Irish Midlands. Here we have provided some photos and videos from bird surveys we undertook during December 2015. Our bird surveys are undertaken to inform both the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) reports being prepared for proposed wind energy […]

    Continue Reading
  • Marine and estuarine ecology surveys

    Marine and estuarine ecological surveys are a key service provided by ECOFACT. These surveys are undertaken for a number of purposes, including informing the Environmental Impact Assessments and Article 6 Appropriate Assessments of proposed developments affecting the marine / estuarine environment. These surveys are also to monitor the impact of industrial and municipal discharges and aquaculture […]

    Continue Reading
  • Freshwater Pearl Mussel surveys

    The Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera is a (freshwater) bivalve listed under Annex II and V of the EU Habitats Directive. It is legally protected in Ireland under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Act (1976 (Protection of Wild Animals) (Statutory Instrument No. 112, 1990) and the European Communities (Natural Habitats) Regulations (Statutory Instrument No. 94, 1997). Owing […]

    Continue Reading

Photo Gallery

View More >>

Site Search