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Power first for new hydro scheme

The new Glendoe hydro power scheme above Loch Ness has generated to its maximum level for a full 24 hours for the first time, its owners have said.

The Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) project produced 100 megawatts - enough electricity for about 250,000 homes.

Glendoe, near Fort Augustus, is due to come on stream next year.

SSE chief executive Ian Marchant said he was pleased the plant had successfully completed a milestone test of its equipment.

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