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.