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Glendoe on track confirms Scottish and Southern Energy

Scottish and Southern Energy has confirmed its flasghip Glendoe hydro electricity plant should begin operating in the first half of next year.

The facility, near Loch Ness, has been dormant since August 2009 after a rockfall blocked a tunnel.

The 100 megawatt plant has only been open for eight months at the time but SSE said it is on course to re-open in 2012.

It said: "The first of the two new tunnels required to by-pass the blockage in the existing tunnel carrying water from the reservoir to the power station at the Glendoe hydro electric scheme has been completed."

In a trading update released to the stock market SSE confirmed it was on target to hit profit predictions and customer numbers had increased slightly to 10.05 million.

Ian Marchant, chief executive of SSE, said: "I am pleased with the progress we have made so far in the second half of the year and we look set to achieve our main financial and operational goals.  

"Our priorities now are to bring this financial year to a successful close and make a good start to 2011/12."
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