NH5966 : Black Rock hydro powerhouse

taken 6 years ago, near to Evanton, Highland, Great Britain

Black Rock hydro powerhouse
Black Rock hydro powerhouse
This is the powerhouse for the Black Rock hydroelectric scheme. This run of the river scheme is being developed by RWE npower renewables, on part of the Allt Graad (River Glass) near Black Rock Gorge.

This powerhouse is an interesting design of wooden building. It is pretty well hidden from most directions, by the slopes of the gorge and surrounding trees. The outfall is on the right of the photo. There was a few men and diggers working here today. I'm not sure when it will be complete - their website says "project complete and generating" by June 2012: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

This is the view from the south, looking across the river.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Construction, Development  Woodland, Forest 
River (from Tags)
Allt Graad 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 5993 6672 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:40.1094N 4:20.9938W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 59916 66688
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Hydro Electric Power Station 

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