Hydro plants first line of defence in battle to keep Britain’s lights on. Welsh and Scottish power stations play critical role in balancing power. some of them more than half a century old, have become a first line of defence in the battle to keep electricity flowing around Britain during the coronavirus crisis. Britain has four “pumped storage” hydro power stations.’
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Work to create the UK’s largest community-owned hydro scheme in Lochaber will begin following the agreement of a £6.5 million finance package. Morvern Community Development Company (MCDC) has worked with Triodos Bank UK and the Scottish Investment Bank to secure the new package worth almost £6.5m to allow work to begin on the 465-foot scheme on the west coast peninsula. The hydro scheme, which will be built on Barr River near Loch Teacuis, is estimated to have a 1.6 megawatts (MW) capacity and is expected to generate approximately 4,269,000 kilowatts (kWh) of energy each year – enough to power more than 1,000 homes.
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