The Outward Bound Trust’s Loch Eil Centre is located a few miles outside Fort William. In 2013 Glen Hydro identified the potential for a hydro scheme with intakes on four watercourses above the Centre and a powerhouse located close to the centre buildings. This allowed power from the hydro to be used to offset the consumption of the centre presenting a considerable annual saving for the Trust.
The scheme was successfully commissioned on time and on budget in November 2015 and the electricity supply to the centre was connected to the hydro in February 2016. In the first year of operation the scheme generated more than 1.9 GWh of energy and has supplied over two thirds of the Centre’s electricity demand, saving the Trust in excess of £15,000.
Tony Shepard, Head of Centre for The Outward Bound Trust Loch Eil said
I can’t speak highly enough of our association with Glen Hydro. From our first point of contact they have been very professional, delivering a quality service whilst ensuring that the construction phase did not have a major impact on the Trust’s activities.