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The proposed Coire Glas hydro scheme would involve the construction of a dam and creation of a new reservoir formed at Loch a' Choire Ghlais. Water would be transferred between the new reservoir and an underground cavern power station via a headrace tunnel.
On 30 October 2012, Highland Council's South Area Planning Committee decided to raise no objection to our Coire Glas proposal. We are awaiting a decision by Scottish Ministers on our application for consent.
Hydro electricity is produced using the power of running water to turn the turbines of generating sets in power stations.
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We recognise that our investments in new electricity generation benefit from the co-operation of the local community in a variety of ways, particularly during the construction phase. In recognition of this, our policy is to establish long-term funds to support community projects in areas where we are developing generation projects.