Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil has welcomed the announcement from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy that a consultation has been launched including proposals to enable remote island wind projects to apply for a Contract for Difference (CfD) in the next competitive auction for less established renewable technologies (subject to State aid approval).

Commenting Angus MacNeil MP said:

“It is good that the CfD consultation is underway, it is something we have been looking at for a while.

“Minister for Energy and Industry Richard Harrington MP has kept his word since I spoke to him in July, progress is being made as planned and we are looking forward to this leading to the auction round in spring 2019. At a meeting last week with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy I was assured that all islands had a big part to play in that.”


  1. The consultation opened on the 15th December 2017 and runs until the 6th of March 2018 and can be accessed here: