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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Press Release - 3rd May 2013

Comhairle Welcomes Interconnector Debate

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader Angus Campbell has welcomed MSP Alasdair Allan’s contribution to the debate on the interconnector for the Outer Hebrides.

Mr Campbell said: “Clearly I am pleased that Alasdair is lending his weight to the Comhairle’s cause and has entered discussions with Energy Minister Fergus Ewing on the Interconnector issue. The option of using the ROCS subsidy to bring costs for island renewables projects in line with mainland projects is one that has been around for some time and I hope that the Minister will be in a position to announce good news for the Islands very soon.

With the publication of the report into transmission charges due very soon there appears there may be real progress on realising the renewables potential of the Islands – an issue which the Comhairle has been pursuing for some considerable time. ”   

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Nigel Scott
Communications Officer
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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