Lewis Wind Power has opened a new office in Stornoway so that people can drop in and talk to employees about its two proposed wind farms. The opening follows the appointment of champion mountain biker Kerry MacPhee to look after community liaison for the projects. She will join stakeholder relations manager David Morrison at the office on Cromwell Street Quay. It will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Lewis Wind Power is a joint venture between Edinburgh-based EDF Energy Renewables and Wood from Aberdeen. It is developing the Uisenis and Stornoway wind projects which are the two largest developments in the Western Isles. The size of the proposed projects is critical in making the financial case for a much needed interconnector cable from the Western Isles to the Scottish mainland. Substantial development of wind farms on the island can only happen if the electricity can be easily exported to the National Grid. The development will unlock significant community benefits in payments, ownership and jobs.
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Lewis Wind Power is preparing to take part in the remote islands segment of Contracts for Difference auctions due to be held in spring 2019. The joint venture of EDF and Wood opened a new office Stornoway today to spearhead community liaison for the 160MW Uisenis and 180MW Stornway projects in the Outer Hebrides off Scotland. Aberdeen outfit Wood takes over the 50% share in LWP previously held by Amec, a company it acquired last year.
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