Community-owned Glenachulish hydro scheme nears completion

One of the new turbines. NO F21 LEG hydro 03
One of the new turbines. NO F21 LEG hydro 03

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LEG Power Lochaber says its community-owned hydro scheme on Abhainn Ghreadain Burn in Glenachulish, near Ballachulish, is nearing completion.

Following a successful public share offer by LEG Power Lochaber in September last year, the construction of the 547kW project is now in its final stage.

The project is running on time, and it is expected the hydro plant will be operational in
August this year.

In a statement, LEG Power Lochaber said: ‘The turbine house was completed in early April to coincide with the delivery of the turbines.

‘However, due to administrative issues during import, there was a delay in their arrival.

‘Thankfully this delay was minimal, and they arrived safely earlier this month
and have now been installed.’

The pipe sections now welded together. NO F21 LEG hydro 02
The pipe sections now welded together.
NO F21 LEG hydro 02

The main focus for the project now is getting the pipeline sections welded and laid up to the intake point ready for the final stage which will be completing the in-take at the top of the hill.

This final stage will commence in June after the fish breeding season has ended.

Although the share offer is now officially closed to the general public it remains open for investors who reside in postcode areas PH31, PH33-PH44, PH49-PH50, PA34, PA38, PA40 and PA80.

A copy of the share offer document and online application form can be found at
www.legpower.coop/local-application