Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Glendoe hydro generation to resume in 2012

Electricity generation is due to resume at the Glendoe hydro-electric plant in 2012 following a tunnel collapse in 2009, owner Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has announced today.

The two new tunnels required to bypass the collapsed existing tunnel have now been completed, according to SSE. The tunnels allow water to flow from the nearby reservoir to the power station.

Contractor Bam Nuttall has also begun repairs on the plant’s tailrace — a channel that carries water through the plant. SSE hopes the process of re-filling the reservoir should begin around the end of this winter and electricity generation should resume in the first half of 2012.

The collapse happened 2km from the top of the 6.2km long headrace tunnel that carries water from the reservoir in the Monadhliath Mountains to the power house near the southern tip of Loch Ness.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.