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Uisenis Wind Farm

Uisenis Wind Farm

Uisenis Wind Farm


  • Located on the Isle of Lewis 
  • Number of Turbines: up to 25 turbines 
  • Turbine Tip Height: up to 205 metres (m) 
  • Installed Capacity: approximately 189 MW 
  • Energy Generation: equivalent of approximately 105,000 homes per year* 
  • Lifespan of Wind Farm: up to 40 years 

* Based on DECC and Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) figures, which assume average UK household electrical consumption of 3,910 KWh and UK average onshore load factor of 27%, using 25 turbines with an overall capacity of 189 MW. 

Public Exhibition 2 – Comparative Layout for Boards


The Uisenis Wind Farm is located on the Eisgein (Eishken) Estate, approximately 20km southwest of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. 

Larger Scale Site Location

Timetable & Project History


The Uisenis Wind Farm is still in the early design stages with environmental surveys ongoing. In August 2022, Eurowind Energy submitted a Scoping Report to the Scottish Government, which summarises the environmental surveys and assessment required to be submitted as part of the application for consent. Following completion of these surveys and public consultation, the design will be refined and finalised, with an analysis of its potential effects submitted with the application in 2023. 



The site has an existing consent (under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989) for the development of the Muaitheabhal Wind Farm comprising 45 turbines with varying tip heights up to 150 m.

Uisenis Wind Farm is located on the same site as Muaitheabhal Wind Farm within the Eishken Estate. If consented, the Uisenis proposal would be built instead of the 45 turbines associated with the Muaitheabhal consent. Turbine technology has moved on since the Muaitheabhal consent and to ensure the option of using the latest onshore wind turbines, Uisenis Wind Farm is proposing to use a smaller number of larger turbines. 

Environmental surveys and public consultation are ongoing which will inform the final layout submitted at the time the application is made in 2023. The latest layout is presented below.

Public Exhibition 2 Comparative Layout For Boards Copy

Community Consultation

Approximately 60 members of the local community and other interested parties attended the Uisenis Wind Farm proposal public exhibition events on the 8th – 10th of November 2022.

Following a successful first round of consultation held in November 2022, Eurowind Energy is holding another round of exhibition events following the continued development of the plans as a result of local community feedback.

Members of the public are invited to drop into the following events to find out more:

  • Monday 20 March 4pm – 7.30pm Kinloch Historical Society, Community Hub, Balallan, HS2 9PN
  • Tuesday 21 March 4pm – 7.30pm Ravenspoint Café, Kershader, HS2 9QA
  • Wednesday 22 March 4pm – 7.30pm North Lochs Community Association, Leurbost, HS2 9NU
  • Thursday 23 March 4pm – 7.30pm Stornoway Town Hall, 20 South Beach, Stornoway, HS1 2BJ

We encourage you to attend an event at a time and location convenient to you where you can find further information, maps, and plans. The project team will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have.

No planning application has been made for the Uisenis Wind Farm. Eurowind Energy will take all the information gained from the exhibitions into account and assess the results of the ongoing environmental surveys before deciding the final design of the wind farm.


Uisenis Power Limited is fully committed to providing improved community benefits as part of the application for the Uisenis Wind Farm to replace the Muaitheabhal Wind Farm. This will include an increased community benefit fund of £5,000 per MW per annum (previously £1,250 per MW) and an option to use the revenue share towards up to 20% community ownership, as well as commitments to procure local suppliers and support paid apprenticeship schemes and other local initiatives.

We are keen to engage with local initiatives and communities to ensure local needs are met, as well as supporting new and existing community projects. Should consent be awarded, we would seek to implement a number of measures to ensure that local people, communities, and businesses are able to benefit from the project.

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Contact & Further Information

The Project Team can be contacted directly by emailing: [email protected] 

Project Documents