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Ardvorlich

The Ardvorlich Estate is located along the south shores of Loch Earn, Perthshire, Scotland, approximately 70 miles from Glasgow.

Rated at 716kW the scheme uses three intakes to capture water from an area to the south of the Loch between Ben Vorlich and Ben Our. The average annual energy production ("AAEP”) is approx 2,400MWh and the scheme is amongst the first in the country to benefit from the UK Feed In Tariff ("FiTs”) subsidy mechanism.

The lead consultants on the scheme were Hydroplan and main civil contractors were DA MacDonald of Lochgilphead. The scheme secured approx 10 local jobs during its 18 month design and construction phase and the income from the scheme will contribute to the ongoing upkeep of the Ardvorlich Estate.

Along with providing the Electrical & Mechanical ("E&M”) equipment Gilkes, via their financing subsidiary, Gilkes Energy, provided a financing package. The package reduced the initial funding requirement from the Estate and is linked to actual electricity generation. Gilkes and the Estate are therefore long-term financial partners and share the risks and rewards of the project.

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