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Hydroelectric Power: Expenditure

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 72510, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much public funding has his Department allocated to the development of hydro power projects in each year since 2010.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The table below illustrates the level of state support for research, development, and demonstration received by hydro power projects each year since 2010. These figures do not include any revenue support provided by the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in Tariffs schemes.

In 2020, the Department allocated £234,000 of support to hydro power projects, through Innovate UK and the UK's contribution to the International Climate Fund.


UK Government Total Research, Development and Demonstration Spend

YEAR

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total Hydroelectricity

..

£144k

£56k

£22k

£92k

£133k

£8.8m

£331k

..

..

£234k

..

Key

.. = value not available