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Lochaber (Hydro , Active)

 General Information.

Location in the UK : Scotland, Highland    
Type of installation: Hydro    on/offshore: on
Turbines :0  Capacity : 84 MW
Approx Date of 1st power generation: 1929


Constructed in three phases between 1924 and 1944, the scheme was the work of engineers Charles Meik and William Halcrow for the British Aluminium Company

Scottish and Southern Energy Renewables is proposing a 600Mw pumped storage scheme which would extract, store and release energy, to the north-west of Lochy Lochy in the Great Glen

 Useful links and News items

(2012) Highland councillors support LOCHABER hydro plan
Highland councillors have given their backing to a proposed new 800m hydro electric scheme. SSE has put forward details of the 600MW project for Coire Glas, near Spean Bridge, in LOCHABER.

LOCHABER Hydro-Electric Power Scheme

Scottish government approves 800m LOCHABER hydro scheme
SSE plans to construct the 600MW project at Coire Glas, near Spean Bridge if the investment goes ahead. The development would be Scotland's biggest ever pumped storage scheme but objectors warn it could damage tourism.

Halcrow: LOCHABER Water Power Scheme 1929 - 43

(Scottish Places: LOCHABER Hydro-Electric Power Scheme

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 DECC Data on this Project: Lochaber : / 424

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