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Project updates

These are the latest project updates for Energy Isles.

Latest news

Statkraft releases latest annual Low Emissions Scenario report

For the sixth consecutive year, Statkraft have released its Low Emissions Scenario - an analysis of the energy world towards 2050.

The Scenario covers the energy transition necessary to move towards a low emissions world.


Onshore Wind in Scotland will play pivotal role in meeting net-zero targets

A report has been published on how to maximise the economic benefits of clean power for consumers while ensuring that the UK reaches net zero emissions at the lowest cost.


Fewer turbines and reduced peat impact in revised wind farm plans

The company behind the community-initiated wind farm in Yell has submitted revised plans to the Scottish Government with fewer turbines and adjustments to the access track layout which will further reduce environmental impact.

You're Invited: Find out more about 'Why here?' Webinar 29th June 2021 at 10am

One of the most common questions we are asked when developing our projects is 'Why here?".

Statkraft's Head of Business and Project Development will help answer this question at a webinar on Tuesday, 29 June at 10am.

Our commitment to maximise local contractors

We are pleased to announce our commitment to use a free online portal to maximise the involvement of Shetland-based contractors and sub-contractors

Ecological restoration plan leads to nomination for prestigious renewables award

Wildfires which devastated much of the Moray countryside in the north of Scotland last year have led to increased environmental benefits being proposed by Europe’s largest renewable energy producer.

Read More: Renewables in the North Isles

A brief summary of the Energy Isles Wind Farm has been published, showing how it has evolved since first being proposed eight years ago. From its first beginnings as a 63 turbine project, the wind farm has constantly been re-assessed and refined as more information and feedback has been received.

Energy Isles Shetland submits final plans for North Yell Wind Farm

Final plans for a proposed wind farm in North Yell have been submitted to the Scottish Government by Energy Isles Shetland.

Statkraft delivers certainty for Energy Isles

In October 2019, Energy Isles Limited, the consortium of over 50 mainly Shetland-based companies working together to develop a wind farm in the north of Yell, announced their new development partner, Norwegian energy company, Statkraft.

Updated Wind Farm Plans Presented in February 2020

Local residents from the North Isles were invited to view updated plans for the Energy Isles Wind Farm on Yell. The plans from Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, were on view at Cullivoe Hall on Tuesday 4th February 2020 from 12 noon - 7pm.