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Aberdeen urban hydro scheme set to launch

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A community hydro power scheme has been given the go ahead in Aberdeen, harnessing energy from the River Don.

The Donside Hydro project is aimed at powering about 130 homes on the site of the former Donside paper mill, as well as selling energy to the National Grid.

Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) is now hoping to attract investment.

ACE founding director Sinclair Laing said: "We have been working towards launching the scheme for the past three years."

Construction is planned for late May.

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