A Lewis community wind farm which normally generates cash for local projects is hoping to get back on track after a brutal year. Point and Sandwick Community Trust, which operates the UK’s largest communnity-led wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag, was unable to produce output after a subsea cable fault on October 16, 2020. The recent repair of that cable has brought a sigh of relief to the trust. But it is warning that it will be another 12 months until cash will flow to local charities again. The outage resulted in approximately 18,000 homes being left without power. Stations at Battery Point and Arnish had to switch to full-duty operations, ensuring a constant electricity supply to locals. These stations have now reverted to back-up operations.
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