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SSE Proposes to Convert 152.5MW Scottish Hydro Plant

The converted Sloy scheme could give strong, flexible renewable energy for 160 hours non-stop, enough to power around 90,000 homes for up to one week.

May 23, 2023. By Nivedita Ojha

SSE Renewables has announced plans to transform its Sloy Power Station into a new pumped hydro storage facility.

It said the conversion of the 152.5MW plant would promote energy safety and assist facilitate the huge-scale and flexible renewable energy back-up required in a future UK net zero power system.

The converted Sloy scheme could give strong, flexible renewable energy for 160 hours non-stop, enough to power around 90,000 homes for up to one week.

Transforming Sloy conventional hydropower plant to a pumped hydro storage amenity, facilitates the additional large-scale, long-duration electricity storage required as part of the future energy mix.

With up to 25GWh of storage capacity, the scheme would enable powering 90,000 homes for an entire week, so promoting energy security and giving the balancing flexibility needed in a renewable-powered energy system.

SSE renewables work as develop, own and operate low-carbon infrastructure to boost the zero-carbon transition. 

The firm deals in onshore and offshore wind, hydropower, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside giving energy products and services throughout the nations such as Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.
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