U.K. utility seeks approvals to build 2.5-MW Chaorach

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) seeks Scottish Ministers’ approval to build the 2.5-MW Chaorach hydroelectric project on the Allt Coire Chaorach River, east of Crianlarich, Scotland.

The run-of-river project is to divert water from Allt Coire Chaoroach and from Allt Coire Chlach. An underground pipeline is to carry the water to a powerhouse that will deliver electricity to the local grid by underground cable.

SSE said the project only will operate when sufficient natural flows are available.

The utility said it seeks Scottish Ministers’ consent for construction and for abstraction, diversion, and use of water for generation under terms of the Electricity Act of 1989. It also is to apply to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency for environmental approval of abstraction, discharging, and engineering works.

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