Arrochar, Tarbet, Luss and Arden
THE communities of Arrochar, Tarbet, Luss and Arden are to be given the opportunity to be a part of a community hydro scheme.
Local residents and renewable energy supporters nationwide will have the option of purchasing a stake in the scheme, from £250 to £100,000.
The 123kw hydro plant will be located above Arrochar and will be a run-of-river scheme. The electricity generated will be sold to the National Grid. Income generated will be conveyed to the community development trusts for ongoing projects and future community benefit, with a proportion returned to members as share interest.
The Arrochar community hydro scheme was initially proposed by Luss Estates to enable local development trusts to generate income to reinvest in their communities.
The river and surrounding land on which the scheme will be developed is leased for a peppercorn rent by Luss Estates to Arrochar community hydro.