Renewable energy supplier SSE has announced plans to build a 7.5MW Glasa hydro-electric plant in Scotland.

Costing £30 million, construction of the scheme will begin this summer, with a view to completion by autumn 2015.

Situated near Ardross in Scotland, the Glasa scheme will have a generating capacity of 7.5MW. SSE believes this will produce enough electricity to power around 10,000 homes, based on an average annual household energy consumption of 3,300KWh.

It will be the largest hydro scheme commissioned in the UK in the last five years, and the second largest conventional hydro scheme to be built in over half a century.

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