A coach will transfer the whole family down into a different world, a place so warm that sub-tropical plants grow. Experienced guides will lead you through a massive tunnel cut though solid rock.
There you will find the nerve centre of the station and understand how the power from Loch Awe is harnessed to provide a rapid response to sharp rises in demand for electricity, such as at mealtimes.
A generator can go from standstill to its full power output of 100,000 kilowatts in only two minutes, fast enough that this underground power station at Cruachan can provide the national electricity transmission system with power whenever needed.
*Green Tourism Offer:Discounted places are available on our guided tours for persons arriving by public transport, on foot or by bicycle. This offer is subject to availability and booking is required.
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