Maldie Burn small hydro project approved in Scotland

A small RWE hydropower project that can power 2,500 homes has been approved by the Scottish Government.

The 4.5-MW hydro scheme on the Maldie Burn, near Kylestrome, will create around 25 jobs during construction, a press release states.

In June 2009, RWE Npower Renewables Ltd., submitted an application for consent for a hydroelectric generating station at Maldie Burn, near Kylestrome on the Reay Forest Estate in Sutherland with a generating capacity of 4.5 MW. Following consultation, the Highland Council raised no objections, subject to a number of conditions, and no public representations were received.

In other small hydro news, Colombian hydropower generator Epsa has officially unveiled its 20-MW Amaime run-of-river small hydro plant in Valle del Cauca department.

The firm has invested 90 billion pesos (US$47.5 million) in the project, Epsa announced.

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