Scotland opens £3.5m hydropower plant

A hydropower plant worth £3.5 million has been officially opened in Scotland. The Merk hydro facility is located in Argyll and is expected to produce around 3.2 million kWh per […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A hydropower plant worth £3.5 million has been officially opened in Scotland.

The Merk hydro facility is located in Argyll and is expected to produce around 3.2 million kWh per year – enough energy to power more than 800 homes annually.

The project has been developed by four partners including local community Here We Are, energy company MEG Renewables, hydro operator CRF Hydro and Richard Grubb.

Scottish Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “The Scottish Government believes this approach offers Scotland the opportunity for improved community empowerment, a leading and respected renewable energy industry and increased local economic and social benefits.”