Hydro-scheme open evening
Last night, we had an open evening in the local hotel to give our neighbours an opportunity to look over our Hydro plans. A small display was set up in the lounge telling the story so far. It’s early-days yet, as we have no permissions or funding in place. We were keen however to give the residents of Ardhasaig and Bunavoneader an opportunity to see the designs as soon as they were released to us.
There are two schemes, one on the Ceann an Ora river, alongside the main road over The Clisham, and the other on the Eadarra river, adjacent to the Whaling Station Dam. Both involve weirs upstream to divert the water into a pipeline, and turbine houses at the bottom near the shore to generate electricity. More details will appear on the Hydro page of this site shortly.
The event proved that there was support for the schemes, one attendee even said “we have to do this, otherwise where will the electricity come from in future?”. We will shortly be applying for planning permission for one or both of the schemes. The decision will be made once there has been some serious analysis of the business case by North Harris Trading Directors.