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Energise Galashiels Secures £2m in Project Funding.

Date: 19/03/2016 | DCS News, Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental

Davidson Chalmers client Energise Galashiels has secured £2m in project funding from the £10m Scottish Government Local Energy Challenge Fund.

The Galashiels energy project is being developed to demonstrate the significant hydro potential of rivers and other waterways across the Borders region, which to date have not been captured successfully because of their relatively low head height. This project proposes to use an innovative hydro generation technology, the Water Engine, which once proven could be applied to many other waterways.

Andy Drane, the lead advisor from commercial lawyers Davidson Chalmers said: “This is a great result for Energise Galashiels. It opens up many new opportunities for them going forward.  We’ve been working with Energise Galashiels for some time and it’s fantastic to see them gain such substantial backing.

Energise Galashiels Trust is a community group set up with the aim of encouraging regeneration and development within Galashiels. The group has developed a Zero-Carbon Strategy in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. The Energise Galashiels Local Energy Challenge Fund project is part of this zero carbon vision. Energise Galashiels project aims to unlock the potential of the energy held in the waterways in the Borders. The aim to revive the caulds and mill lades of the Gala Water as an energy source for Galashiels. 

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