‘Hollow Mountain’: Drax submits plans to expand pumped storage hydropower station

The power station will be located inside Ben Cruachan – Argyll’s highest mountain – and become the first newly-constructed plant of its kind in more than 40 years

Could Big Ben fit in the Hollow Mountain?

Drax plans to build a new underground pumped hydro storage power station at its Cruachan power station in Scotland

‘Hollow Mountain’ hydro plant to double in size

An iconic hydropower plant in Scotland is set to generate twice the energy it does now under new plans by energy firm ScottishPower. The Ben Cruachan (pronounced cru-er-ken) plant sits in a giant man-made cavern and the supplier wants to double its capacity. Early studies carried out by ScottishPower and Iberdrola engineers found it may […]