Response to CfD Announcement

Contracts for Difference (CfD) have been awarded to two developers in the Outer Hebrides - Muaitheabhal Wind Farm and Druim Leathann Windfarm.  Disappointingly Stornoway Wind Farm has not achieved a CfD.

The CfD scheme is the UK Government’s main mechanism for supporting low-carbon electricity generation and the awarding of contracts to local developers will provide them with the confidence to build out their projects.

Cllr. Roddie MacKay, Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said: “It is good news that two out of three local developers have achieved a CfD.  It is hugely disappointing, however, that Stornoway Wind Farm  has not achieved a CfD.  We will be speaking to developers to understand how they wish to proceed in light of this news.  We will be speaking to SSE and Ofgem to see what their proposals are to connect the CfD projects and the pipeline projects to the grid.  We will also be urgently engaging with the UK Government to ensure they make good on their promise to deliver an inter-connector to the Outer Hebrides.”