Charities in the Western Isles face losing out on a “devastating” £500,000 a year as a result of the undersea cable fault.
The 20 year saga of connecting – or not connecting - the Western Isles to the National Grid via a subsea cable across the Minch has taken a new and dramatic turn which should surely change the terms of the debate.
Current plans to reinforce the power line between Fort Augustus and the Western Isles, via Skye, reminded me of the controversy that arose when the link was created in the 1980s.
The approval of a Western Isles power link could unlock around £2 billion in investment and create “hundreds” of jobs for the region, a local councillor has claimed.
Aberdeen must “strike now or miss its chance” on the offshore wind market, a local MSP has warned after a new plans revealed future projects could dominate the north-east coastline.
Ofgem has said it is "unable to approve" SSE Network’s current plans for a £709m subsea electricity link from Shetland to the Scottish mainland.
Energy firm SSE has announced that energy to the Western Isles has received a boost thanks to a £3.8 million network investment.
Production from the Western Isles project in the North Sea delivered a huge boost to Dana Petroleum's profits and revenues last year.
Verus Petroleum has toasted a “transformational year” as it saw profits increase six-fold in 2018.
Renewed calls have been made for power regulator Ofgem to consider the impact a lucrative 600MW National Grid link from Western Isles wind farms to the mainland could have on the area.
The 20-year campaign to utilise the renewable energy assets of Shetland and the Western Isles to benefit the entire UK may be approaching end-game with outcomes still wide open.
A senior councillor has criticised Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for its handling of the development of renewables in the Western Isles.
Plans for a subsea electricity cable linking Shetland to the mainland have been provisionally approved by the energy regulator.
Dana Petroleum is celebrating a milestone for its Western Isles project as it has offloaded its first 10million barrels of oil.
More favourable foreign exchange rates and higher oil prices returned Aberdeen-headquartered Dana Petroleum to the black in 2017.
Aberdeen-based Verus Petroleum has announced the latest private-equity-backed swoop for a package of North Sea assets.
The Western Isles could be among the first places in Scotland to have “super turbines” as developer EDF announces plans for 656ft-tall structures on Lewis.
Energy service giant Subsea 7 said renewables contracts had helped the company lift its revenues in 2017.
Dana Petroleum has confirmed the long-awaited arrival of first oil from the £1.5billion ($2billion) Western Isles development in the UK North Sea.
After meeting with Scotland office minister, Lord Duncan, leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Roddie Mackay, spoke confidently about Government support for connection to the mainland grid.
Work on the Beatrice wind farm project in the outer Moray Firth helped Subsea 7 to a small upturn in profits in the second quarter of 2017.
The Eiffel Tower, the leaning Tower of Pisa and the Statue of Liberty - all have been 'propped up' by clever tourists in carefully set-up holiday snaps.
Dana Petroleum’s long-awaited Western Isles FPSO has been completed at a shipyard in China.
The Western Isles will lose hundreds of millions of pounds if the UK government rejects granting subsidies to island wind farms, warns EDF Energy Renewables, as it reveals figures from a new report.
The UK Government's energy minister is to visit the Western Isles next year to discuss renewable energy projects.