Glenuig Hydro

The Glenuig hydro, which is due to commission in December 2016, is a small storage based scheme. Utilising a lochan (small loch) the scheme will have the ability to catch peak rainfall events and store that water for use during dryer periods. The project uses a single jet pelton turbine operating at 120m pressure head and delivering 75kW to the local distribution network. The reservoir holds up to 55,000m3 which provides sufficient water to operate the turbine at full power for over 7 days.

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