16 turbines + battery | 180m to blade tip | 135.6MW
Lomond Energy is managing the development of Breakish Wind Farm for Swedish developer Arise AB.
The project is located on the Isle of Skye, to the east of the A851 and around 6km to the west of Skye Bridge, on plateau land to the southeast of Breakish within the common grazings which form part of Fearann Eilean Iarmain.
The estimated £180m project would feature 16 wind turbines capable of generating around 105MW of low carbon electricity, making a significant contribution towards Scotland’s goal of net-zero by 2045. It would be connected to the new Skye transmission line to be built by SSE between Fort Augustus and Edinbane which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2028, and follows the route of the existing line across the site.
A dedicated Breakish Wind Farm website providing details and updates is here.
A 2nd round of public exhibitions is scheduled for mid-November 2023:
- 13/11 - An Crubh
- 14/11 - Breakish Hall
- 15/11 - Kyleakin Hall
- 16/11 - Broadford Hall
All 2pm to 7pm.
Breakish, Isle of Skye
In development, pre-S36 application
- Community benefit fund of £528k annually for the benefit of local communities.
- 333m units of carbon-free electricity annually, equivalent to the consumption of around 95,000 homes
- Habitat management plan to bring net-positive overall gains for nature.
Development management for Arise AB