Ready for connection on the Coire Reidh micro hydro scheme

1 November 2018

We were extremely fortunate to have an uncharacteristically dry Summer which meant the construction of the Coire Reidh hydro scheme went to schedule. We are now awaiting the installation of the Gilkes turbine and the grid connection from SSE.

It is a struggle to know when is the best time to embark on large projects like this. We are always mindful to keep disturbance to the peace and tranquility to a minimum, but by building it through the Summer months we had a better chance of keeping disturbance to the ground a minimum. A careful balance to maintain and one that we hope our visitors was well managed.

Corrigan Contractors were appointed to build the scheme and their work has been first class. We are all looking forward to the first turn of the turbine now!