BroomPower is a 100kW run-of-river hydro electric scheme in the North West Highlands, initiated by Lochbroom Community Renewables because of strong support for community owned renewable energy schemes. 

Support from CARES was used to help fund the project feasibility and development stages, through a grant and pre-planning loan. BroomPower reached its £900,000 community share offer target in 2016, and the scheme began generating electricity in November 2017. 

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