Hydro Electric Scheme - Submission of Brief
A portion of land included in the area for the Forestry Land Purchase has been identified as having the potential for a small hydro-electric generation scheme.
The hydro-electric scheme was discussed with Fernaig Trust members during the consultations carried out as part of the Land Purchase Study. Additional meetings were held with those who could be more directly affected by the scheme together with an open meeting in Achmore Hall.
Views expressed at the meetings were included in a draft briefing document and, with the help and advice of Community Energy Scotland (CES), a final document for consultants was produced. Copies have been sent to 4 consultants and the brief has been put onto the CES web site.
The brief can be viewed here Hydro feasibility brief final.pdf
Update : Unfortunately, due to the high costs of putting in place a connection to the national grid the Trust has had to put this project on hold for the time being.
Fernaig Community Trust
Hydro Feasibility Study - Public Meeting 16 August
Minutes of Meeting - click here
Photos below show examples of existing small hydro turbine houses referred to in the Minutes of the Meeting above