Cruachan Dam

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Cruachan Dam
Dam at Cruachan reservoir.jpg
Kintra Scotland
Location Argyll an Bute
Coordinates 56°24′23″N 05°06′47″W / 56.40639°N 5.11306°W / 56.40639; -5.11306Coordinates: 56°24′23″N 05°06′47″W / 56.40639°N 5.11306°W / 56.40639; -5.11306
Status Operational
Construction began 1959[1]
Commission date 15 October 1965
Ainer(s) Scottish Power
Pumped-storage pouer station
Upper reservoir Cruachan Reservoir
Upper res. capacity 10,000,000 m3 (13,000,000 cu yd)[2]
Penstocks 19 km (12 mi)
Lawer reservoir Loch Awe
Hydraulic heid 396 m (1,299 ft)
Pump-generators 4
Pouer generation
Nameplate capacity 440 MW
Annual generation 705 GWh (in 2009)

The Cruachan Dam (an aa kent as Ben Cruachan Dam, Cruachan Pouer Station or Ben Cruachan Pouer Station) is a pumped-storage hydroelectric dam an pouer station in Argyll an Bute, Scotland.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Cruachan: The Hollow Mountain: History". Visit Cruachan. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. "Cruachan power station: site information" (PDF). Scottish Power. Retrieved 2012-08-31.