Organisation Name: Angela Williams
Contact Name: CARES project: Knoydart Hydro

  • Electricity networks
  • Energy storage
  • Hydro

I got involved with CARES in my role as Development Manager for the Knoydart Foundation, where I was involved in the management and development of Knoydart’s independent green electricity supply from the hydroelectric system. As Knoydart are not connected to the national power grid, they have the responsibility of running and maintaining their own electricity grid. Support from CARES helped us to develop their electricity system and investigate innovative approaches, such as replacing diesel generators with battery storage.

I now work as the Chief Officer for Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company, an organisation which was established by the Community Council to receive and distribute community benefits from the surrounding renewable energy developments.