Wester Alltbeithe 500 kw hydro scheme
Wester Alltbeith is a 500kW run of river hydro schemes on the Glen Quoich Estate in Inverness-shire. The scheme is located about 15 miles off the A87, between Inverness and Skye, and approximately 45 miles from Fort William with a catchment area of 15.23 km2 and head of 42.6 m.
Expected to generate 1,923MWh each year, the site will be able to power 583 homes. This hydro project will offset a considerable amount of CO2, 943 tonnes, the carbon footprint of 209 average UK homes.
Operational from November 2015.