Small Run-Of-River Hydro
Run-of-the-river hydroelectricity (ROR) projects are dramatically different in design and appearance from conventional hydroelectric projects.
Traditional hydro dams store enormous quantities of water in reservoirs, necessitating the flooding of large tracts of land and includes environmental disruption including tree-cutting and “tunneling” which is capital intensive and takes 3-5 years for traditional hydro project build-outs.
In contrast, small run-of-river projects do not require a large impoundment of water, which is a key reason why such projects are often referred to as environmentally friendly.
Hydrotec Renewables is building small ROR hydro projects within 7-9 months with civil engineering & excavation expense at 1/3rd the cost of traditional hydro schemes delivering greater project IRRs to investors, shorter payback periods of 3-5 years thru a more eco-friendly approach that has met the approval requirements of Philippines regulatory agencies including DOE, ERC, DENR along with project site voter approvals for Hydrotec Renewables 1st project series of Dept. of Energy’s service contract awards.
Our portfolio of 38 Philippines small ROR hydro projects encompass an aggregate capacity to deliver ca. 300 MW of renewable power to both metro and rural project community consumption in the areas of Luzon and Visayas including Metro Manila and Negros.