Balbeg is a medium head site. A 4 jet turgo turbine was designed for the site to take the relatively high flow. The design gives greater part flow efficiency on this flashy burn.
Similar to the Pelton at Logie Burn, a turgo turbine runs on a vertical axis instead of horizontal.
Below and opposite show the turbine installation process
The scheme will generate enough electricity to power 21 UK households.
- Available head 30m
- Max. flow rate 150l/s
- 4 jet Turgo machine
- 27kW Maximum power
- 500m of 400mm diameter pipe
- Conanda effect intake