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
Uisenis wind farm project has new owner
April 11, 2019
Lewis Wind Power (LWP) is in the process of transferring ownership of the 180MW Uisenis project to the Oppenheim family,…read more
LWP Response to Ofgem Consultation on Final Needs Case for Western Isles transmission link
March 19, 2019
Ofgem has today published its consultation on the final needs case for the proposed new transmission link to the Western…read more
Lewis Wind Power to seek additional consent for Stornoway Wind Farm
January 31, 2019
Public exhibition to be held on 12th and 13th February to seek local feedback Lewis Wind Power (LWP) intends to…read more
Lewis Wind Power to sponsor Stornoway Christmas lights
November 21, 2018
Stornoway Amenity Trust has announced that Lewis Wind Power, the developer of the proposed Stornoway and Uisenis wind farms, will…read more
Lewis Wind Power welcomes next stage in land court consideration of Stornoway Wind Farm
Speaking on the announcement of dates for the next stage of the Scottish Land Court’s consideration of the proposed Stornoway…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|
|Early-2024||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