Development Timeline

Lewis Wind Power has been working with its partners to take forward wind development on Lewis since 2003. However, a series of changes to government policy and challenges surrounding the interconnector with the mainland mean that no large scale wind projects have been built on the Western Isles.

Development Timeline*

Development Timeline
2022Contract for Difference awarded
2022Interconnector delayed due to Holistic Network Design led by National Grid ESO
2023Interconnector date of 2030 confirmed
2024Bird Surveys
2026Preconstruction activities
2027Construction begins
2031Site fully operational


* The LWP timeline will be revisited and updated, once we have more of an understanding of the impact the Holistic Network Design (HND) plan from National Grid, is likely to have on it.