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November 24, 2021

Coire Glas, UK

By Carmen

Coire Glas is a 1,500MW hydro power project. It is planned on Loch Lochy river/basin in Scotland, the UK. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2021 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,500 1,500 Permitting Scotland, the UK SSE

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by SSE.

Coire Glas is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project will be 500m. The project cost is expected to be around $7,547.55m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2021. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

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About SSE

SSE Plc (SSE) that develops, owns and operates energy and related infrastructure, and provides related services. The company generates, transmits and distributes electricity and supplies gas. SSE produces electricity in gas- and oil-fired, renewable, coal-fired; and gas from gas fields in North Sea. It has interests in electricity transmission businesses in the north of Scotland, electricity distribution in the north of Scotland and southern central England, and gas distribution in Scotland and southern England. SSE also offers energy portfolio management services and gas storage facilities. The company serves residential and commercial customers in Ireland and the UK. SSE is headquartered in Perth, Scotland, the UK.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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