Power company Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) said that it will resume electricity generation at its Glendoe plant during the first half of 2012.

The 100MW site was to be closed for a few weeks, but resumption got delayed, because of the scale of the work required to make it operational again, reports the Press and Journal.

The $259m Glendoe plant, located at Fort Augustus, was the first new large-scale conventional hydro-electric station in the UK in more than 50 years.

SSE chief executive Ian Marchant said that the firm looks set to achieve its main financial and operational goals.