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On-site hydropower for Scottish water treatment works

Operators of a water treatment works in Scotland have installed a 500 kW hydro turbine to generate electricity for use on-site, and to export surplus power to the main electricity grid. The new turbine, a key feature of Scottish Water’s investment at the Turret Water Treatment Works in Perthshire, will replace the existing turbine, which dates back over 25 years.

The new turbine, currently being tested and due to be commissioned later this summer, is located within the works itself, while a second hydro turbine station, located on the hillside is capable of generating a further 1400 kW.