Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Plants in the UK
Cruachan
Location: Scotland
Operator: ScottishPower
Configuration: 4 X 100 MW FPT
Operation: 1964-1965
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss, Boving, GEC
Quick facts: This is considered the world's first high-level, reversible pumped-storage scheme.

Photograph courtesy of ScottishPower
Posted 25 Aug 2004

Dinorwig
Location: Wales (UK)
Operator: First Hydro Co
Configuration: 6 X 288 MW FPT
Operation: 1984
T/G supplier: Boving, GEC

Photograph by John Kirkby
Re-posted 6 Aug 2008

Ffestiniog
Location: Wales (UK)
Operator: First Hydro Co
Configuration: 4 X 90 MW FPT
Operation: 1963
T/G supplier: English Electric

Photograph courtesy of First Hydro Co
Posted 22 Mar 2003

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Jan-2016

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