Plans have been unveiled for a new pumped storage hydro scheme on the south side of Loch Ness.
North firms Global Energy Group and Global Infrastructure have been named among the key contractors appointed on a £50million project to extend the operational life of one of Scotland’s oldest hydro power plants.
A north landowner has thrown his support behind a controversial hydro scheme on the banks of Loch Ness after it was approved by Scottish Government ministers.
Plans for a major hydro scheme on the banks of Loch Ness have met mixed reviews during a public consultation.
Scotland’s ability to generate electricity from flowing water eclipses other parts of the UK, new research shows.
A Scottish hydro-energy developer which recently warned the sector faces a countdown to extinction is preparing to start work on a new £13.6million Highland project. Bosses at Green Highland Renewables (GHR) said its new project at Loch Eilde Mor, near Kinlochleven, will be one of the last hydro schemes commissioned in the region due to UK Government cuts to subsidies. Under the feed-in tariff (FiT) system, small-scale solar, wind and hydro schemes have received fixed-rate payments for the electricity they generate since 2010.
A fifth of the electricity used in Scotland came from renewable sources last year, it was revealed yesterday.