A RESERVOIR is set to spark a new energy supply after a host of investors rushed to back the scheme. The £35,000 project to harness the power of the Harlaw Reservoir will be completed by the end of the year, with electricity being produced from the spring. It has been funded by 240 shareholders – 70 per cent of which come from Balerno, Currie and Juniper Green – who are now in line to pocket dividends. Harlow Hydro (HH) will also generate a profit of £54,000 a year for the Balerno Village Trust (BVT), which will spend the cash on community projects such as the renovation of the Ravelrig Walled Garden.
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