Locogen has been commissioned to complete a feasibility study and develop a full business case for a wind turbine on behalf of the Urras Bharabhais Community Company on the Isle of Lewis
The feasibility study commenced with a site visit in early December 2017 and the work is scheduled to be completed by end of March 2018. The proposed wind turbine project is intended to offset the power demand from local large consumers, taking advantage of the considerable wind resource on Lewis. To understand the current and future demand profile at the site, Locogen is also undertaking energy monitoring in the area.
As a demand managed connection project, the turbine would generate energy for new demand, encouraging economic development on Lewis. Ultimately, it is hoped that the project will provide Urras Bharabhais Community Company with an ongoing source of sustainable income, while offering energy cost savings to local employers.
The project builds on Locogen’s experience in delivering wind projects in the Western Isles, such as consulting on another community wind turbine project for the North Uist Development Company.
Ian McLean for Locogen said: “It is great to get involved with another project on the Western Isles with this feasibility and business case work for Urras Bharabhais. There is a cracking wind resource to work with but also a good number of technical challenges on the grid connectivity, which we are keen to take on.”