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Loch Carnan Power Station

A modest power station located on the southern shore of Loch Carnan on the northeast coast of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, the Loch Carnan Power Station was built by the North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board in 1971 but uses diesel to produce 11.8 MW of electricity. It replaced another diesel-powered station at Daliburgh. Because of the cost its fuel, inflated by the oil crises which occurred shortly after it was built, the station is now only used to provide a reserve should their be any interruption in supply carried via submarine cable from the mainland.


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