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Gilkes Energy is delighted to announce that two new hydro projects totaling 2MW have now started generating.
Aberchalder Hydro is located on the Easter Aberchalder Estate at the South West end of Loch Ness. It is a 0.5MW, high-head project incorporating two intakes and a twin-jet Pelton turbine. The project was commissioned in November.
Eas a Ghaill Hydro is located near the village of Dalmally, Arygll and is a 1.5MW, high-head project incorporating three intakes and a twin-jet Pelton turbine. The project was commissioned in December. The photograph above shows the purpose-built, larch-clad powerhouse nearing completion.
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