Highlands & Islands

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar plans to set up energy firm for Western Isles

A new company could be set up to provide people on the Western Isles with lower cost energy.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has appointed consultants to look into the plan for the Outer Hebrides Energy Supply Company and a community tariff.

The comhairle said Western Isles had one of the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK.

The local authority plans to work with other organisations, including licensed UK electricity suppliers.

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