United Kingdom – Lewis Wind Power, a joint venture between EDF Renewables and Wood, has received additional consent from Scottish Ministers under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the Stornoway wind farm.
Up to 24 turbines with a tip height of up to 180 meters and 9 turbines with a tip height of up to 156 meters, for a total of up to 33 wind turbines, are included in this new consented design. In the project’s previous approval, a maximum of 36 turbines with a height of up to 145m were allowed. The latest approval also extends the distance between a number of turbines in the site’s eastern section and the town of Stornoway.
The Environmental Assessment completed to support the application detailed a number of mitigation measures that were built into the scheme’s design and regulated by the consent’s conditions.