24 Feb '15, 2pm

Hydropower scheme now generating clean energy for Morvern community

Perth hydropower developer Green Highland Renewables has commissioned an innovative hydro scheme which is now generating future income for a remote Highland community. The hydro specialists switched on the completed 465kW scheme on the Morvern peninsula in January – a month ahead of schedule. The hydropower development, located on the Abhainn Shalachain river, is now producing power to the National Grid and revenue which can be used locally. Last year the people of Morvern became the first community group in Scotland to invest their own money in a hydro scheme on land managed by Forestry Commission Scotland. In total the Morvern Community Development Company and Morvern Community Trust invested £30,000 in the development. Their stake will now provide the community with regular income in addition to the standard £5000 per annum per megawatt community benefit payment associa...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/41489/hydropower...

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