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Cruachan (Hydro , Active) Location in the UK : Scotland, Argyll & Bute
Type of installation: Hydro on/offshore: on
Turbines :4 Capacity : 440 MW
Approx Date of 1st power generation: 1966
Water is pumped from Loch Awe to the upper reservoir, 360 m above, during periods of low energy use (such as at night). A 316 m-long dam forms this reservoir. Additionally the upper reservoir receives rainwater; tunnels have been built through Ben Cruachan to catch rain coming from all sides of the mountain. Around 10 % of the energy from the station is generated from rainwater; the rest is from the water pumped up from Loch Awe.
Wikipedia - Ben CRUACHAN Power Station
Engineering award for CRUACHAN power station's 'hidden' hydro scheme
A power station buried deep inside a Scottish mountain has been given a prestigious engineering award.
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Data last updated: 9/30/2016
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