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Clachan Power Station

Clachan Power Station is a hydro-generation station build partially undergound at the foot of Glen Fyne, with its tail race emptying into the River Fyne, 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Cairndow. It was commissioned in 1955 as part of the Sloy-Awe Hydro-Electric Power Scheme and, at 40 megawatts, represents the second largest station that scheme. It is fed from Loch Shira by an 5¼-mile (8.5-km) tunnel which is 3.4m (11 feet) in diameter, which also collects additional water from intakes in the vicinity of Allt an t-Sithein and the Brannie Burn, together with the slopes above Loch Fyne to the southwest.

The scheme is operated by the Perth-based utility company Scottish and Southern Energy plc.


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