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Hydro breakthrough

Scotland's new large-scale hydro electric scheme has seen the breakthrough of its 200m long tunnel boring machine.
It has created 8km of tunnels and climbed over 600m on the scheme for Scottish and Southern Energy, at Glendoe near Loch Ness. Development of the tunnels will allow water from a new reservoir to reach the underground power station near the south east corner of the loch before being discharged into the loch itself (GE August 2006). The power station's capacity will be about 100MW.

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