Belonging to the British archipelago of the Hebrides islands in Scotland, 30,49 km² of surface with a population of 83 inhabitants.
The community has made a precise choice of sustainability deciding not to invest economic resources in a long and expensive submarine cable that would have connected it to the mainland, but to exploit the energy potential from renewable sources of immediate availability on the territory. Therefore, since 2008, the 45 families island residents are energetically self-sufficient thanks to the plants present, from which they obtain the 5 kW of electricity daily set by the inhabitants as a limit for consumption, 10 kW for the 20 industrial companies. Their motto is famous "We can only use what we make".
Eigg Electric is the community-owned company that supplies electricity to the island's residents through 3 hydroelectric plants (the largest 100 kW in the western part of the island and two smaller 5-6 kW); 4 6 kW wind turbines; 50 kW of photovoltaic panels. It is the first off-grid electrical system to the world powered by a combination of wind, photovoltaic and hydroelectric.