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Boost for Island Energy Bid

03 April 2012

Plans for a £400 million subsea cable to unlock green energy on the Western Isles have taken a huge step forward after one of the world's largest power generation firms took over a planned wind farm.

International Power will take over the rights to the site at Beinn Mhor on Lewis from the landowner. The facility will be capable of providing electricity to around 100,000 homes by 2016.

It is expected to transform the local economy by finally transmitting wind, wave and tidal power to the mainland when it becomes fully operational.