The fast changing power grid will require new approaches to ancillary services
Snowfall in the Scottish Highlands not only creates stunning scenery and perfect conditions for winter sports, it also helps to generate flexible electricity to keep the lights on for 880,000 homes across Scotland.
60 years after work began to build the iconic Cruachan pumped hydro storage power station in Scotland, its owner, Drax Group, has commissioned a new tartan to commemorate the 15 men who died during its construction.
Great Britain risks failing to meet its 2050 net zero carbon targets unless energy storage from technologies like pumped hydro and batteries increases tenfold to support more renewables on the electricity system.
Three steps to ensure a flexible and resilient system in a changing energy mix
Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse visited Drax’s Cruachan pumped storage hydro power station to see first-hand the essential role it plays in delivering flexible power to support the decarbonisation of the electricity system.
VisitScotland has named Drax’s Hollow Mountain visitor centre at the Cruachan pumped storage hydro power station one of its top visitor attractions, citing the outstanding experience and customer service.
Drax has successfully transported two 115-tonne transformers 80 miles across Scotland and through the Western Highlands to their new home at the company’s Cruachan ‘Hollow Mountain’ pumped storage hydro power station.