Loch Sloy Hydro-Electric Scheme
Location of Sloy Dam in Scotland
|Location||Argyll and Bute|
|Dam and spillways|
|Total capacity||36 million litres|
|Name||Sloy Power Station|
|Installed capacity||152.5 MW|
Construction began in May 1945, under the auspices of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board and was completed in 1949. The official opening ceremony took place on 18 October 1950 and was attended by the Queen Consort.
Twenty-one men lost their lives during the construction. The labour force also included some German prisoners-of-war.
The facility is operated by Scottish and Southern Energy, and is normally in standby mode, ready to generate electricity to meet sudden peaks in demand. It can reach full-capacity within 5 minutes from a standing start.
- Newsreel footage of opening ceremony
- "Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage - The Loch Sloy Hydro-Electric Scheme 1950". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
- "Sloy". SSE. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
- "Power from the Glens" (PDF). SSE. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
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