Decision time for Lismore renewable energy

The Isle of Lismore, the historic and productive island in the Firth of Lorne is looking at the options for renewable generation. 

lismore-006Lismore is considering how it might follow the successful community energy developments on other islands like Gigha, Tiree, Rousay, Eigg and Shapinsay which already operate their own renewable energy generation schemes.

At a public meeting in the Lismore Hall on 20 August, Community Energy Scotland presented an options study to detail what generation might be practical on the fertile island which is home to almost 200 people.

Eric Dodd of Community Energy Scotland said:

“There are already two small grid-connected wind turbines in private ownership and some photovoltaic arrays on the island.  We have been helping Lismore Community Trust and their energy group to identify the possibilities and work through the issues around community-owned generation for Liosachs.”

Islanders are due to decide soon which of the many options they wish to pursue. Watch this space…

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