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New fish counting technology
Our SSE Renewables colleagues are delighted to have completed a significant project to further enhance the accuracy of our fish counting operations, deploying the latest, innovative technology in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
New Biography Sheds Light on the 'Engineering Genius' Behind Scotland's Hydro-Electric Revolution
To mark the 80th anniversary of the law that brought hydro-electricity to the Scottish Highlands a new biography of Edward ‘Electricity’ MacColl has been published.
Ground broken at new visitor attraction at Pitlochry Dam
Construction work on Pitlochry’s latest visitor attraction is underway with energy company SSE Renewables appointing construction group Story as the main contractor for its new Observation Point at Pitlochry Dam and Power Station.
Celebrating Fasnakyle at 70
Situated within the Affric-Beauly Hydro Scheme, about 16 kilometres to the west of Inverness, our Fasnakyle Power Station is celebrating seven decades of delivering renewable energy in the Scottish Highlands today.
Plans for new viewing point at Pitlochry Dam unveiled
Presentation boards detailing plans for a new viewing point at Pitlochry Dam have been installed.
Who needs Tripadvisor?
Dusty old Visitor Books can provide a rich source of information and, having recently come across the original Torr Achilty visitors book in our Archive, I’m keen to track down any colleagues who worked at the Station and can fill in some of the gaps that have come to light.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opens SSE’s new £4m visitor centre
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Cabinet officially opened SSE’s new £4m Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre in Perthshire on 6 February 2017.
Can the Common Scoter live up to its name?
You might be forgiven for thinking that a bird named the Common Scoter didn’t need our help, but you’d sadly be very wrong.
Engineers of tomorrow are inspired by the engineers of the past
The engineers of tomorrow got a taste for the achievements of their forebears last month when they visited a range of Perthshire engineering sites including SSE's Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre.
Pitlochry pupils get a hands-on lesson in hydro history
The group of 29 pupils learnt about how Pitlochry Dam was built and is operated as well as how the salmon ladder helps the fish navigate their way through the dam.