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Shin (Hydro , Active)

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Location in the UK : Scotland, Lairg Sutherland    
Type of installation: Hydro    on/offshore: on
Turbines :0  Capacity : 19 MW
Approx Date of 1st power generation: June 2003


Shin is the most northerly hydro electric scheme on the mainland of Scotland and lies mostly in open moorland.

Constructed from 1954 and Originally Generating from 1959. Part of the scheme raised the (Loch) reservoir level by 11 metres.

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Cassley is on the western shore of Loch SHIN where it is fed by water collected in the River Cassley and diverted through a headpond and a 4km tunnel to the powerhouse.

SHIN Hydro Electric Scheme
Water from here then travels through a two and a half mile long tunnel to Cassley Power Station on the western shore of Loch SHIN. This station generates ten megawatts.

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