Energy from the glens
Part of the Affric-Beauly hydro-electric scheme. Kilmorack dam and power station are situated on the River Beauly, approximately 5 km. upstream of the river mouth. It straddles the River Beauly in a gorge downstream of the very similar Aigas Power Station. Kilmorack (like Aigas) has two 10MW turbo-generators.
Because of the salmon in the rivers care is taken to ensure water is kept at an acceptable level, and Borland fish lifts have been installed at Kilmorack and Aigas. These lifts act much like a lock on a canal; fish are attracted into a lower pool by a stream of water, a lower gate is then closed at regular intervals and the water level raised until the fish can swim out at the upper level.