Hydro

Sunart, Strontian, Scottish Highlands

System Size: 100 kW

Expected Annual Generation: 410,000 kWh

Locogen were commissioned in 2012 by Sunart Community Company (SCC) to complete the initial design and business case, and obtain the necessary consents, for a community-run micro hydroelectric scheme on the Allt nan Cailleach burn, around 1.5km north of Strontian.

A community-benefit society, Sunart Community Renewables (SCR), was set up by SCC to develop the project; Locogen were employed by SCR to assist with the funding due diligence phase.

Locogen were then tasked with procuring the final scheme design, hydro system supplier and balance-of-plant civil and electrical contractors, and subsequently project-managed the construction of the scheme through to commissioning.

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