Power giant SSE has been attacked as "mean-spirited" for the sum it will pay to communities that will bear the impact of construction work for the two biggest hydro schemes in Scotland.
Power giant SSE has been attacked as \"mean-spirited\" for the sum it will pay to communities that will bear the impact of construction work for the two biggest hydro schemes in Scotland.
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David Ross Highland Correspondent
The villages bearing the full brunt of the construction of the Coire Glas and Balmacaan pumped storage hydro schemes in the hills above the Great Glen – both £800 million projects – are to receive £500 per megawatt during the five years of construction. This compares to the going rate for wind farms of £5000 per megawatt over their normal 25-year lifetime.
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