Breadalbane Hydro-Electric Scheme
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The Breadalbane Hydro-Electric Scheme is a hydroelectric scheme in the Breadalbane area of Perthshire, Scotland. It comprises seven power stations which generate power from the dams around Loch Lyon, Loch Earn and Loch Tay.
Construction began in 1951. The Lawers Dam section began generating in 1956. The dam measures 344 metres (1,129 ft) long and 42 metres (138 ft) in height. Water descends a vertical distance of 415 metres (1,362 ft), the highest drop of any scheme in Scotland.
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