Scotland has a long history of Hydro Power and the Highlands has a crucial link with this form of power generation. Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announced last week that is was to invest £50 million in upgrading its Tummel Bridge hydro-electric power plant, replacing the two existing turbines with new turbine technology. Tummel Bridge is one of Scotland’s earliest hydro power plants. Built in 1933 by the privately owned Grampian Electric Supply Company it was taken over as a result of the 1943 Hydro Electric (Scotland) Act introduced by war-time Secretary of State for Scotland Tom Johnston which resulted in the creation of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board.
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