Extreme E, the sports series of electric off-road collisions, today confirmed that the former open mine at Glenmuckloch in Scotland will host its next race called the Hydro Xprix, on 13-14 May 2023. This territory is now undergoing a transformation. to become a pumped hydroelectric plant, making it the perfect natural amphitheater to demonstrate the energy transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy future.
The project will improve and improve the proportion of the UK’s electricity system, allowing more renewable energy to be integrated into the country. It will have a capacity that can be delivered for 210 megawatt hours, eight hours of storage capacity. One megawatt is enough to supply the average power demand of 2,000 homes for one hour.
It will also act as a powerful example of how water can play an important role in the future of renewable energy and healthy conservation. That is why the Hydro XPrix fits perfectly in these projects, as stated by Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of the series. “Extreme E uses the platform to tell inspiring stories from global locations on the front lines of climate issues. Here in Scotland, our site course will pay tribute to the great transition from a former coal mine to a hydroelectric project that will provide a fully renewable source of energy to the region for centuries.”
As part of the Legacy Program, Extreme E will commit to a multi-stage project to mitigate the effects of climate change on local salmon populations so important to local industries. The replanting of more than a thousand trees, the use of innovative habitat monitoring technology and the long-term transformation of the River Nith area will be the legacy that the series will leave.
However the course is currently designed, the track will be a mix of fast grass sections and drop offs that will be really interesting to watch. Preserving the environment will include the natural obstacles of the Scottish countryside
The electric off-road racing series highlights environmental issues and the climate crisis. In turn, he advocates gender equality in motorsports, creating the same opportunities for women and men.