What would be the UK’s tallest onshore wind turbines have been suggested as an option for a wind farm on Lewis. Lewis Wind Power is considering turbines with heights of up to 200m (656ft) at a site at Uisinis. It is also in the early stages of looking at the potential for turbines of up to 187m (614ft) at a site near Stornoway. The company said any change to the schemes would require new planning consents and public consultations. Lewis Wind Power, a joint venture between EDF Renewables and Aberdeen-based Wood, already has planning permission for a 45-turbine wind farm at Uisinis and a 36-turbine at the other site. The consent is for turbines of up to 150m at Uisinis and 145m at Stornoway. Using taller turbines would not be unique as other wind farm developers have also been considering installing 200m machines at mainland sites.
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