Renewable experts launch feasibility study for new wind turbine on Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis
Isle of Lewis

EXCLUSIVE by Scottish Energy News

An Edinburgh-based team of renewable energy experts has been hired to carry out a feasibility study for a new wind turbine on behalf of the Urras Bharabhais Community Company on the Isle of Lewis.

 The feasibility study commenced with a site visit last month and the work is scheduled to be completed by end of March 2018.

The proposed wind turbine project is intended to offset the power demand from local large consumers, taking advantage of the considerable wind resource on Lewis.

To understand the current and future demand profile at the site, the Locogen  team is also undertaking energy monitoring in the area.

As a demand managed connection project, the turbine would generate energy for new demand, encouraging economic development on Lewis. Ultimately, it is hoped that the project will provide Urras Bharabhais Community Company with an ongoing source of sustainable income, while offering energy cost savings to local employers.

The project builds on Locogen’s experience in delivering wind projects in the Western Isles, such as consulting on another community wind turbine project for North Uist.

24 Jan 2018

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