The project is now nearing completion. The turbine is in place and the pipes are connected to the turbine house. The transformer is in place and pole work is being carried out by SSE to enable the grid connection.
It was hoped to commission in April but unfortunately supply issues continue to create delays. There was a delay in obtaining the import connection contract due to the current price uncertainties but this has now been resolved. A meter operator contact has been signed but the supplier is saying the meters cannot be installed for a few weeks. Whilst this will cause further delay with commissioning, we are hopeful that everything will be completed by May.
Kinlochbervie Community Energy Ltd hope to hold an official opening in September. The delay is to ensure that the landscape, on a particularly difficult site, has time to settle and to allow local school children to be involved on their return to school after the summer holidays.
Located by the A838, just past Rhiconiche, the hydro project will be wholly owned by Kinlochbervie Community Energy Limited (KCEL), a Society for the Benefit of the Community.