‘Hollow Mountain’ hydro plant to double in size

‘Hollow Mountain’ hydro plant to double in size

‘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 be possible to build a new cavern within Ben Cruachan and enlarge the reservoir above (pictured).

An expanded Cruachan could generate 1040MW compared to its existing capacity of 440MW.

Read the full article here http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/02/11/%E2%80%98hollow-mountain%E2%80%99-hydropower-plant-could-double-in-size/

Source: Energy Live News

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