Following a public consultation in 2003, NYDC decided to investigate a community renewable energy project. A study was undertaken which recommended 5 wind turbines with a total capacity of 4.5MW, sited at Garth. Fourteen years later, in 2017, the wind farm was completed at a cost of £8.3 million.

Since this time the windfarm has produced over 90,000 Mwh of energy and has generated funds to enable NYDC to invest in community projects such as the industrial estate extension and marina at the Cullivoe Harbour, as well as get North Yell going again. Corona virus survival kits to households, and funding to various community bodies within the area, have also been provided. It has also enabled us to employ three full time members of staff.