Queen opens £160m Glendoe power plant

By Jane Candlish

Published: 30/06/2009

THE Queen officially opened a massive hydro-electric scheme in the Highlands yesterday – nearly 60 years after her mother performed a similar ceremony at Loch Lomond.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Glendoe hydro scheme at Fort Augustus, which cost £160million and can produce up to 100MW of electricity.

The Scottish and Southern Energy power station is the first large-scale conventional hydro-electric station built in the UK since 1957 when the Errochty station in Perth-shire, which has a capacity of 75MW, was opened.

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