§ VISCOUNT THURSO
asked Her Majesty's Government:
- (a) What is the estimated average capital cost per kilowatt installed by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board for the scheme for generating electricity from a peat-powered gas turbine engine at Braehour in Caithness;
- (b) What is the estimated average cost of generation per kilowatt hour.
§ LORD STRATHCLYDE
The capital cost of the experimental power station and plant at Braehour (Altnabreac), is estimated to be equivalent to £157 per kilowatt. In addition, the expenditure on developing the bog is estimated at £51.5 per kilowatt. The estimated average cost of generation (including amortisation of the capital cost) is 2d. to 2.3d. per kilowatt hour.