It was initiated because of strong local support for community-owned renewable energy schemes. An opportunity arose from an invitation from Forestry Commission Scotland for communities to develop hydro projects on local, state owned woodland through the National Forest Land Scheme. Two sites were identified and, after initial feasibility work, the Allt a’ Mhuilinn burn offered the most viable location for a small-scale hydro scheme.
The burn is 9 miles south of Ullapool and flows down through steep woodland, crosses under the A835 into the river Broom and then on into Loch Broom (Loch Bhraoin, “loch of rain showers”).
BroomPower provides an opportunity for people and organisations to invest financially in this community, with the expectation of an environmental and social reward. The hydro scheme produces green energy that uses the environment respectfully. By converting water power into electricity an income stream is created for the community.
Their current share offer
runs until 31st
August 2016 – with a target of £900k. To date, they have raised over £130k.
For further info’, contact:
Lochbroom Community Renewables Limited
The Village Hall
7 Market Street
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