Scottish Energy Minister opens new RWE Innogy Highland hydro scheme

24/8/16 Minister for Business, Innvation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse MSP (left) and Hans Bunting, CEO Renewables of RWE International SE, at the new 3 Megawatt Cia Aig Hydro Scheme, near Fort William. PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE
Photo: Iain Ferguson, Write Image 

RWE Innogy’s latest run-of-river hydro scheme in Scotland has been officially opened by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Minister, (pictured, left) together with Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables of RWE International.

The 3-MW Cia Aig Hydro Scheme is located on the Abhainn Chia-aig river, at the eastern end of Loch Arkaig, approximately 20 miles to the north of Fort William. The scheme took 24 months to construct at a cost of just under £12 million, and became operational with the first turbine in February 2016.

There is now more than 177 MW of small-scale hydropower available in Scotland with approximately 1,700 people working in the sector in Scotland.

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