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From left to right: Derek Jamieson, director, Energy Isles Limited Guy Nicholson, Europe Grid Manager, Statkraft Richard Mardon, Head of Onshore Wind, Statkraft UK David Flood, Managing Director, Statkraft UK Olav Hetland, Senior Vice President, Statkraft Charlotte Healey, Project Manager, Energy Isles Shetland Limited

TWO webinars are due to take place next month to allow the community to learn more about updated plans for the Energy Isles wind farm in Yell.

As previously reported by Shetland News, 18 turbines are now being proposed for the wind farm – five less than before.

The infrastructure footprint of the project will decrease by 27 per cent, while the changes will reduce the total volume of peat required to be excavated by 43 per cent compared to the previous Energy Isles application.

Two online events are now being scheduled to provide more information on the plans. They are:

• Tuesday 5th October (6pm – 7pm) – Overview of revised plans
• Thursday 7th October (6pm – 7pm) – Peat and ecology

People can register to join here.

Derek Jamieson, who is a director of project backer Energy Isles Limited, said: “We are keen to keep local folk involved in the development. That’s why we’re hosting two public webinars to ensure that no question is left unanswered and that we deliver the best results for the North Isles.”

Project manager for developer Statkraft Charlotte Healey said: “The support we’ve had so far from the local community has been incredible and their input, as well as discussion with statutory consultees has led to our most recent proposals.

“I really hope that those interested will join one of our webinars to learn more and ask any questions they might have.”