Lewis Wind Power is the developer of the proposed Stornoway Wind Farm, which would harness the incredible wind resource on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
The project would deliver competitive, low cost power for consumers across Great Britain, and also create significant economic opportunities on the islands.
The wind farm is a key part of the business case for the proposed new grid connection with the mainland and to the development of onshore wind power on Lewis, which it is estimated could generate several hundred local jobs and add up to £33m annually to the local economy.
To find out more, please get in touch.
Who We Are
Lewis Wind Power (LWP) is the developer of the Stornoway Wind Farm on the Isle of Lewis.
LWP has been working with the Stornoway Trust and the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to progress renewable energy development on Lewis since 2003.Find out more about us and our projects
LWP Statement RE Transmission Link
August 3, 2022
Spokesperson for LWP said: “We are delighted to have been awarded a Contract for Difference for our Stornoway Wind Farm…read more
Lewis Wind Power celebrates Contract for Difference success
July 7, 2022
The developer behind the Stornoway Wind Farm (SWF) on the Isle of Lewis has been awarded a Contract for Difference…read more
Lewis Wind Power’s Stornoway Wind Farm receives additional consent
January 6, 2022
Lewis Wind Power Project Manager Claire Jones said, “We are pleased Scottish Ministers have approved the additional consent for the…read more
Laxdale Primary 4 & 5 pupils visit Lewis Wind Power
October 3, 2019
Laxdale School Primary 4 & 5 came to visit David and Kerry at the Lewis Wind Power office in Stornoway…read more
Lewis Wind Power response to Contract for Difference Auction
September 20, 2019
Responding to the notification of the outcome of the third Contract for Difference Allocation round, Mark Vyvyan-Robinson, Lewis Wind Power…read more
The Stornoway Wind Farm would be built on land owned and managed by the Stornoway Trust on behalf of the community.
Community Benefit Payments
The Stornoway Wind Farm wouls pay £5000 per MW of capacity to local trusts to distribute to projects and initiatives that matter to local people.
Stornoway Wind Farm would pay an annual commercial rent to the Stornoway Trust and also make payments to each of the grazings on which the wind farm would be built.
Delivery of the Interconnector with the Mainland
No further onshore wind development can take place on Lewis as the electricity network is at full capacity. The UK regulator Ofgem has said that it will support the delivery of a new 450MW cable between Lewis and the mainland if the proposed Stornoway and Uisenis wind farms are successful in this year's auction for Contract for difference.
|2010||Public exhibitions and meetings commence for Stornoway Wind Farm|
|2012||Stornoway Wind Farm consented|
|2015||Application for variation to consent to increase size and capacity of project|
|2016||Variation to consent granted|
|2017||UK Government commits to allowing ‘Remote Islands Wind’ projects to bid for Contracts for Difference|
|2018||Lewis Wind Power office opening|
|Government announces timetable and budget for Contract for Difference auction|
|LWP commences scoping exercise at Stornoway Wind Farm to look at the potential to use larger turbines and revise the layout of the project to improve its competitiveness|
|2019||Next auction for Contracts for Difference|
If successful in auction:
|Autumn 2019||Energy regulator Ofgem makes formal decision on investment in new interconnector between Lewis and the mainland|
|LWP starts procurement processes for the Stornoway Wind Farm|
|Mid-2020||SSE starts work on delivery of interconnector|
Stornoway Wind Farm to start generating
Please get in touch to find out more about our project and LWP
In person, by dropping into our Stornoway office:
Lewis Wind Power
9 Harbour View
Cromwell Street Quay