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

News

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

Project Benefits

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.

Rental Payments

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. 

 

Development Timeline

Development Timeline
2010Public exhibitions and meetings commence for Stornoway Wind Farm
2012Stornoway Wind Farm consented
2015Application for variation to consent to increase size and capacity of project
2016Variation to consent granted
2017UK Government commits to allowing ‘Remote Islands Wind’ projects to bid for Contracts for Difference
2018Lewis 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
2019Next auction for Contracts for Difference

If successful in auction:
Autumn 2019Energy 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-2020SSE starts work on delivery of interconnector
Late-2023Interconnector complete

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
Stornoway
HS1 2DF

By phone:
01851 605063

By email:
info@lwp.scot