Monday, 13 December 2010

Glendoe Hydro Power Plant - 1

The Glendoe Hydro Scheme for the generation of hydro-electric power is located near Fort Augustus, above Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland.

The scheme is operated by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and was opened on 29 June 2009 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Glendoe's 600 m head (the drop from the reservoir to the turbine) is the highest of any hydro electric scheme in the United Kingdom, and is thus ideally suited to generating large amounts of energy from the stored water in the reservoir. Glendoe's turbine is capable of generating up to 100 MW, and coupled with the high rainfall in the area of around 2,000 mm per year guarantees a high percentage output at full capacity.

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