Hydro firm kick-starts £13.6m Scottish project

A Scottish hydropower company has announced it will start working on a new £13.6 million in the Highlands. It is one of a number of projects Green Highland Renewables is looking […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A Scottish hydropower company has announced it will start working on a new £13.6 million in the Highlands.

It is one of a number of projects Green Highland Renewables is looking to develop across the region.

The construction of the Loch Eilde Mor project, located in Kinlochleven, will start later this month and is set to be commissioned in summer 2017.

The firm will be providing community benefits of £5,000 per MW installed, it stated.

CEO Mark Mathieson said the company has commissioned 25 projects totalling 17MW in the region in the last four years. Around £62 million has been invested in the schemes.

He added: “Add to this the £25 million we have committed so far this year and it is clear our hydro projects will make a significant positive impact on the Highland economy.

“We have well over a dozen active schemes in our build pipeline with further investment to come and the nature of our projects means the majority of expenditure goes on civil engineering, much of which is carried out by local firms.”