The largest hydro project ever to be built in Scotland – which could deliver power to three million homes – has been given the green light by the Scottish Government. The Coire Glas development in the Great Glen, 19 miles south of Fort Augustus, would become the first new pumped storage scheme to be developed in the UK since 1974. SSE Renewables said consent for the UK’s largest newly planned hydro pumped storage scheme marks another step towards helping Scotland and the UK deliver their net-zero ambitions. The Coire Glas project is located near Loch Lochy in Lochaber. Initially approved for a 600MW scheme in December 2013, revised plans were subsequently submitted in April 2018 to the Scottish Government for a scheme of up to 1,500MW.
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