RWE Innogy set to build hydro-power plant

RWE Innogy has received approval from the Scottish government to build another hydro-power plant in the UK.

The Cia Aig hydroelectric power station, which will have 3MW of installed capacity, will be sited near Fort William, in the Scottish Highlands.

Driven by water from Loch Arkaig, the hydropower plant will meet the future electricity requirements of around 1,600 households each year.

Building is to commence next year and will take about 18 months.