Conon hydro scheme

The Conon scheme lies within the northwest Highlands, broadly between Inverness and Ullapool. Electricity generation started here when the Ross-shire Electricity Supply Company built the small Falls of Conon hydro electric power station in the 1920s.

View of Conon Shin - Grudie Bridge Dam

Power stations

Power stations

Capacity

(MW)

Gross head

(metres)

Average annual output

(million units)

Year completed

Achanalt

3

20

7

1956

Grudie Bridge

18.6

168

87

1950

Mossford

18.6

161

121

1957

Luichart

34

56

135

1954

Orrin

18

222

80

1959

Torr Achilty

15

16

42

1954

Major dams

Major dam

Type

Length

Height

Comp

Glascarnoch

Concrete gravity and earth fill

534

43

1957

Vaich

Earth fill with concrete core

257

37

1957

Luichart

Mass gravity

219

24

1954

Meig

Concrete gravity, buttress and earth fill

178

26

1956

Torr Achilty

Mass gravity

246

23

1953

Orrin

Mass gravity

312

51

1959