A Community Hydro

Most Hydro-electric schemes in Scotland are privately owned and the bulk of the income which is generated is for the benefit of the business which constructs and owns the scheme.

Glenachulish Hydro will be owned, built and operated by the community in the form of investors and members of LEG Power – a Community Benefit Society. The surplus income will benefit the communities of Lochaber and will ensure the sustainability of Lochaber Environmental Group and its environmental projects with a small grant being offered to the communities of Ballachulish where the Hydro is located.

Lochaber Environmental Group

The surplus income generated by the LEG Power Hydro will be passed to Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) who work to preserve, conserve, and restore the environment of Lochaber for the benefit of the local communities.

LEG is a registered Scottish Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. It runs various projects throughout Lochaber. See Current Projects page on their website for more information about our Climate Challenge Funded project – Low Carbon Lochaber, the Bike Kitchen, Cycling Infrastructure in Glen Nevis and Food Lochaber.

As resources are identified new environmental projects will be added to LEG’s portfolio.

LEG also provides education for Lochaber residents in the study of the environment and of waste management, facilitating training, and sharing advice & information.

LEG has a wide membership of individuals and businesses across Lochaber and always welcomes new members and volunteers.  For more information contact Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) on 01397 700090 or through our website Lochaber Environmental Group