Opus Energy has announced plans for three small hydropower plants in Scotland, the company’s first foray into hydroelectric generation.

Two plants with a total capacity of 57kW will be built at Auchencheyne Farm in Scotland, with the third project, a 190kW plant, will be developed at a Selcoth Farm in Dumfries & Galloway.

The plants complement Opus Energy’s existing portfolio of over 650 businesses that are generating renewable power from wind, solar and anaerobic digestion. Opus Energy supplies its customers with the excess renewable power bought from these generators.

“The renewables division at Opus Energy continues to perform strongly as businesses realise that generating their own renewable power makes sound economic sense, particularly in today’s economic climate. We’re thrilled to be adding hydro-generation to our portfolio," commented Steve James, Director – Corporate Solutions.