1. Scottish Energy Ministry Approves 600-MW Choire Ghlais Pumped-Storage Project

    Scottish Energy Ministry Approves 600-MW Choire Ghlais Pumped-Storage Project

    Plans for the 600-MW Choire Ghlais pumped-storage hydropower project have been given the go-ahead by Scottish Minister of Energy Fergus Ewing, opening the door for a plant that could eventually supply as much as 10% of the country's peak electricity demand. Developer Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Renewables announced it had gained unanimous support for Choire Ghlais (also called "Coire Glas") from the Scottish Highland Council in November 2012 after filing an application seeking government approval in February of that year.

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    1. With warnings that Great Britain capacity margins will be tight over the coming decade, this station can provide a valuable contribution to security of supply.
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