A community wind farm trust on Lewis faces losing up to £2.5million in lost revenue if it takes a possible 12 months to fix the failed subsea power cable between Skye and Harris. There are now ‘grave concerns’ over Stornoway power station’s capability to maintain a steady and sustainable supply to the islands over the winter period. The 33kV cable, which failed last month, is part of a line that carries power from the National Grid at Fort Augustus to the island network node at Stornoway. Now that the imported supply to Lewis and Harris has failed, diesel stations at Battery Point and Arnish are having to work full time to keep the islands on supply.
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