Loch Kemp Storage

Plans & progress

Milestones, proposals 
and reports

Loch Kemp Storage is part of a new generation of pumped storage hydro schemes, once operational the scheme will be able to generate up to 600MW of electricity.  Loch Kemp is a natural lochan situated on the south side of Loch Ness, Loch Kemp will act as the upper reservoir whilst Loch Ness will be the lower reservoir.

A 1km pipe will be tunnelled connecting Loch Kemp to Loch Ness.  Four large turbines will be dug deep into the rock beside Loch Ness and sit within a powerhouse.

Eight small dams are proposed around Loch Kemp to allow the water levels to rise and fall by 28 metres, increasing storage capacity and increasing generation capability. There will also be a new access road built down to the powerhouse and the site will be accessible from the water. The powerhouse housing the turbines and proposed visitor centre will be situated on the southern shore of Loch Ness.

The Loch Kemp pumped storage hydro storage approach

The Loch Kemp pumped storage hydro storage approach.