The Danger of reliance on Community Wind

Island hit as cable fault means turbine can turn but not earn, Herald, 26 May 14

horse-turbine-picDavid Ross
Highland Correspondent

Two vital projects on a remote Hebridean island could be undermined because its community wind turbine lost around £150,000 in revenue in the first three months of this year due to failed grid connections.

The wind was turning the blades of Tiree’s turbine, christened Tilley, but
the electricity it was generating could not go on to the grid to earn
money, due to damage to Scottish and Southern Energy’s (SSE) cable to the
­mainland. The island’s diesel backup generator had swung into action to
ensure the lights were still on in the island’s homes.

This of course makes a hole in the financial returns of such Community turbines, either as this through connectivity, or mechanical failure and repair costs. Communities simply do not have the financial security to weather such storms.


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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One Response to The Danger of reliance on Community Wind

  1. cornwallwindwatch says:

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.

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