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SSE – Balmacaan Pumped Storage Scheme 600 MW – UK - Project Profile

SSE – Balmacaan Pumped Storage Scheme 600 MW – UK - Project Profile


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Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE) is planning to build a pumped storage project at Balmacaan in Scotland, the UK.

The project involves the construction of a dam, a reservoir and a power plant with capacity of 600MW. It will include the construction of a powerhouse, a substation and other related facilities, the installation of turbines, generators, transformers and control gates, and the laying of transmission lines.

ASH design + assessment has been appointed to undertake Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to produce Environmental Statement (ES) and MWH Global, Inc. as consulting engineer.

A public consultation was held in February 2012.

Planning activities are underway.


The project involves the construction of a 600MW hydro-electric power plant at Balmacaan between Drumnadrochit and Invermoristonin, Great Glen, Scotland, the UK.

The US$1,313 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a dam

2. Construction of new reservoirs at the existing natural Loch nam Breac Dearga

3. Construction of a powerhouse

4. Construction of a substation

5. Installation of turbines

6. Installation of generators

7. Installation of transformers

8. Installation of control gates

9. Laying of transmission lines

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