Loch Dubh Power Station

A small hydro-electric power scheme in Coigach (Highland), the Loch Dubh power station is located in Strath Kanaird, 4 miles (6.5 km) north northeast of Ullapool and was completed in 1948. It has a generation capacity of 1.2 megawatts making use of a gross head of water of 166m (545 feet) from a number of small reservoirs located to the southeast to produce an average of 4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The reservoirs are centred around Loch Dubh, but also include Loch Beinn Dearg, Loch Dubh Beag, Loch Ob an Lochain, Loch Bad na h-Achlaise, Loch na Maoile and Loch Maoile. Originally built to supply electricity to the isolated community in this area, the scheme is now an integral part of the national electricity supply network.

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