Energy Isles Ltd was formed in February 2014. Initially a consortium of 18 companies operating in fisheries, aquaculture, farming, crafting, marine engineering and support services, it now comprises 51 companies.
We have a strong desire to ensure that the considerable benefits of additional renewables developments in Shetland are enjoyed locally and we believe that responsible development involves consulting widely with our local communities.
Although our proposal is still at an early stage, your views are very important to us and will be a key consideration when finalising the design and layout of the wind farm.
The scope of the proposed development is for a 50-turbine wind farm that has the potential to generate up to 200 MW of clean electricity, sited in the north of Yell. We have now embarked on a series of environmental surveys to help inform the final design and layout of the site.
The Energy Isles Wind Farm project is designated a Major Planning Application and will be decided by Scottish Ministers who will consider the interests of energy and planning policy, community interests, socio-economic benefits and environmental considerations.