BVG Associates have today published a report looking at the economic benefits from the development of wind farms in the Western Isles.
“The analysis provides significant evidence for an ‘Island Effect’ in that the investments lead to local economic benefits that would not typically be seen for onshore wind development. The EDF ER wind farms provide the catalyst for this effect. Without their eligibility for a CfD, they are unlikely to be economically viable and without them the business case for the high voltage grid connection is significantly weakened.”
The report for EDF Energy Renewables on behalf of Lewis Wind Power can be found here.