Loch Uisge hydro starts to generate electricity
9 September 2005
Loch Uisge hydro starts to generate power. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest conventional hydro scheme constructed in Scotland since 1963 and the first since then to incorporate a new storage reservoir. The scheme comprises a surface powerhouse with a horizontal 3.5 MW Francis turbine, a 6m high concrete gravity dam with fish pass, two main intakes, two high pressure GRP pipelines and three buried pipe aqueducts. Annual output is over 14.5 GWh, which is enough electricity to supply over 9,000 households.