Western Isles Micro-Turbines

Win – Win

The fleet of turbines are sited around the Western Isles. Their locations on community-owned land serve as an exchange for free electricity.

  • Benbecula x 1
  • Galson x 3
  • North Harris x 2
  • South Uist x 2
  • Tarbert x 3
CEST Ltd Western Isles Micro Turbine Locations – Google Maps

The turbines help provide an income to Community Energy Scotland Trading Limited, which passes profits back to support the work of Community Energy Scotland.

Built in the UK, the turbines were installed and are maintained by a business from South Uist, helping keep the supply chain local.

Community Energy Futures

About - Community Energy Futures

Tailored support to help communities understand the changing energy system and develop low carbon, locally owned energy projects.

  • The programme consists of workshops which encourage interaction and discussion between participants.
  • A case study approach is used which allows for an in-depth, multi-layered exploration of the complexities of energy-related projects in real-life settings.
  • The workshops are followed by a tailored package of one-to-one support designed to help community groups move their energy project ideas forward.

Workshops include:

  • Introduction
  • Making it happen
  • Low carbon heat
  • Low carbon transport
  • Smart homes & buildings
  • Smart networks

Find out more here