Glenmuckloch coal mine, in Dumfries and Galloway, is the planned site for an innovative renewable energy park. The scheme has the potential to become a catalyst for industrial regeneration for the entire region.
Pumped Storage Technology
The plan is a joint venture between Buccleuch and 2020 Renewables. It took a significant step forward in 2016 when the Scottish Government gave consent for a pumped storage hydro scheme.
Pumped storage hydro stores electricity in times of low demand and releases it on to the National Grid in peak demand periods, providing energy when required and also balancing constraints on the electricity grid.
Stampede partnered with Proud Motion to produce a short 3D animation that details how the pump technology would work.